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 […]

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a Drug Safety Communication changing the labeling of NSAIDS, a class of painkillers, to warn that NSAIDS can cause a rare but serious kidney problem in unborn babies. According to the FDA, “These changes include new labeling to explain that if women take the medications around 20 […]

Cosmetic Talc Products Analyzed for Asbestos A study published last month found cancer-causing asbestos in 1 of 7 talc-based cosmetics. The study, commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy non-profit, found asbestos in 3 of the 21 cosmetic talc products studied. The Scientific Analytical Institute in Greensboro, North Carolina conducted the tests. Their results […]

Thornton Law Firm is pleased to announce that partner David J. McMorris has been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America awards list for the 14th year in a row. David McMorris, a trial lawyer, heads the firm’s workplace injury and health care subrogation practices. Mr. McMorris is admitted to practice before the New […]

UPDATE: in June of 2021, the United States Supreme Court rejected the appeal by Johnson & Johnson of this verdict. The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected Johnson and Johnson’s appeal of a $2.12 billion verdict entered against them in favor of 22 women alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by exposure to talc. The state’s […]

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