Brayton Purcell LLP

June 3, 2024

Managing Risks of Silica Exposure in the Workplace: A Comprehensive Guide

Silica, primarily found as respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in various industries, remains a significant health hazard with potentially severe implications such as silicosis, other respiratory diseases, and even cancer.
May 20, 2024

A Preventable Tragedy: The Silicosis Epidemic Among Artificial Stone Workers

The emergence of silicosis among artificial stone fabrication workers has unveiled a troubling aspect of the industry: the apparent disregard by manufacturers and suppliers for the health and safety of those who work with their products.
May 6, 2024

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Targets ‘Cancer Alleys’

In a decisive move aimed at safeguarding communities from industrial pollution, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a set of stringent regulations this Tuesday, casting a protective net over neighborhoods lying in the vicinity of over 200 manufacturing facilities known for emitting toxic airborne substances.
April 22, 2024

Navigating Toxic Tort Negligence Claims under California Law

Toxic tort is a complex area of law that deals with the harm caused to individuals due to exposure to toxic substances. This type of negligence involves legal actions against corporations responsible for manufacturing, distributing, or selling products containing harmful chemicals without adequate warnings or safety instructions.
April 15, 2024

The Wilsonart Paradox: Progress at What Cost?

Wilsonart LLC, a titan in the world of high-pressure laminates and engineered surfaces, has charted a course of aggressive growth and innovation since its inception in 1956. With a portfolio boasting an array of products from Chemsurf® to THINSCAPE® Performance Tops, Wilsonart has positioned itself as a leader in surface solutions. However, beneath the sheen of these accomplishments lies a complex web of environmental, ethical, and market concerns.
June 3, 2024

Managing Risks of Silica Exposure in the Workplace: A Comprehensive Guide

Silica, primarily found as respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in various industries, remains a significant health hazard with potentially severe implications such as silicosis, other respiratory diseases, and even cancer.
May 20, 2024

A Preventable Tragedy: The Silicosis Epidemic Among Artificial Stone Workers

The emergence of silicosis among artificial stone fabrication workers has unveiled a troubling aspect of the industry: the apparent disregard by manufacturers and suppliers for the health and safety of those who work with their products.
May 6, 2024

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Targets ‘Cancer Alleys’

In a decisive move aimed at safeguarding communities from industrial pollution, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a set of stringent regulations this Tuesday, casting a protective net over neighborhoods lying in the vicinity of over 200 manufacturing facilities known for emitting toxic airborne substances.
April 22, 2024

Navigating Toxic Tort Negligence Claims under California Law

Toxic tort is a complex area of law that deals with the harm caused to individuals due to exposure to toxic substances. This type of negligence involves legal actions against corporations responsible for manufacturing, distributing, or selling products containing harmful chemicals without adequate warnings or safety instructions.
April 15, 2024

The Wilsonart Paradox: Progress at What Cost?

Wilsonart LLC, a titan in the world of high-pressure laminates and engineered surfaces, has charted a course of aggressive growth and innovation since its inception in 1956. With a portfolio boasting an array of products from Chemsurf® to THINSCAPE® Performance Tops, Wilsonart has positioned itself as a leader in surface solutions. However, beneath the sheen of these accomplishments lies a complex web of environmental, ethical, and market concerns.