A jury has awarded a U.S. Army sergeant $13 million dollars as a result of hearing loss and tinnitus caused by using 3M Combat Arms Earplugs version 2 (CAEv2) during his military service. This was the seventh bellwether trial of the consolidated litigation, and the largest verdict for an individual plaintiff. Nine plaintiffs’ cases have […]

Thornton Law Firm LLP, the Boston, Massachusetts-based, nationally recognized law firm that handles a wide range of cases on behalf of injured persons, investors, and consumers, is pleased to announce that eight Partners have been selected as Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters’s Massachusetts Super Lawyers Magazine. A Thomson Reuters company, Super Lawyers® rates private practice attorneys […]

Thornton Law Firm LLP is pleased to sponsor the Women’s Bar Association 2021 Gala, which will be held in-person and virtually on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Guests at the in-person Gala should be fully vaccinated; the virtual Gala is open to all. The Women’s Bar Association Gala supports the WBA’s commitment to […]

Thornton Law Firm is pleased to announce the establishment of our new Denver office, located at 7900 East Union Avenue, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80237; telephone number (888) 491-9726. Partner Evan R. Hoffman will manage the Firm’s new Colorado office, which will focus on the Firm’s longstanding birth defects and financial fraud practice areas.

Plaintiffs’ law firm Thornton Law Firm is pleased to welcome our newest associate, Ginger Gibbs, to our Boston office. Ginger will focus her practice on many of the causes and cases that the firm is known for, representing mesothelioma and asbestos exposure victims, children born with birth defects from their parent’s chemical exposures, and clients […]

Millions of American military personnel deployed overseas between 2002 and 2015 were issued 3M Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) as standard issue personal protection. The CAEv2 dual-ended earplugs were too short as designed and manufactured, and therefore could not adequately seal the ear canal. In 2018, 3M reached a settlement agreement with the federal government and […]

The immunotherapy drug ONCOS-102 has been granted Fast Track designation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fast Track designation speeds up the regulatory review process for the drug. What Is ONCOS-102? ONCOS-102 is an immune activator designed for pleural malignant mesothelioma and other solid tumors that are difficult to treat. The drug is being […]

Lane T. Dubreuil is Thornton Law Firm’s newest associate. Lane will represent plaintiffs in securities class actions, as well as victims of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. He is admitted in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Lane was sworn in by the federal court […]

               The United States Senate has unanimously passed S.Res 145 establishing “National Asbestos Awareness Week” for the 16th time.  April 1, 2021 through April 7, 2021 is now devoted to raising national awareness of the continued presence of this dangerous material and the need for vigilance.  The bipartisan resolution was championed by Sen. Jon Tester […]

In May of 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a review of continuing dangers associated with asbestos, pursuant to the  the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  This risk evaluation was widely criticized by scientists and advocates for people with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease. In the final month of the Trump Administration, the […]

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