June 25, 2020

Boeing Birth Defect From Chemical Exposure Cases Remanded

            Thornton Law Firm is co-counsel on three cases involving birth defects from parental chemical exposure at work that have been remanded to state court by the U.S. District Court for the District of Washington. This follows the remand of a fourth case on June 2, 2020.  The four lawsuits, filed in King County Washington Superior Court, allege the birth defects were caused by the parents’ exposure to chemicals while working at The Boeing Company.  The Complaints also named Newco, Incorporated, a Washington company, as a Defendant alleging Newco supplied Boeing with chemicals to which the parents were exposed.

             The Complaints allege that the exposed parents worked at Boeing manufacturing facilities in Washington in jobs including mechanic, assembly, and printed circuit board manufacturing; and that the specific chemicals and products to which the parents were exposed include paints, primers, strippers, lead-based sealants, solvents, ethylene glycol ethers, chromate, methylene chloride and trichloroethylene (TCE).

               Boeing filed motions to remove the lawsuits to federal court claiming that Newco was fraudulently joined. Following this action, the plaintiffs moved to remand and the court found that valid claims existed against Newco and that Newco was not fraudulently joined to defeat diversity.

              Thornton Law Firm is a nationwide leader in groundbreaking litigation representing children born with catastrophic birth defects from the toxic exposures of their parents. We fight for the parents of children who were exposed to glycol ethers in semiconductor “clean rooms,” pesticides in agriculture, and a variety of chemicals used in manufacturing. Since 2014, Thornton Law Firm has obtained settlements in excess of $100 million in cases involving pregnant women in the environment or the workplace who were exposed to ethylene glycol ethers, coal ash, pesticides, and other hazardous substances and subsequently had children born with catastrophic birth defects. If you believe exposure to toxic chemicals at your workplace may have resulted in your child’s birth defect, call Attorney Brad Mitchell or David Strouss at 888-491-9726 or tell us your story here.

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