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 […]

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 highest court refused to take up the appeal by J&J, thereby affirming a decision by the Missouri Court of Appeals. […]

We are pleased to announce that Partner David C. Strouss has been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America awards list. David Strouss heads Thornton Law Firm’s birth defect litigation group. He has devoted the majority of his legal career to representing families of children born with catastrophic birth defects from toxic exposures. The parents […]

We are pleased to announce that Partner Andrew S. Wainwright has been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America awards list. Andrew Wainwright is a Thornton Law Firm partner and trial attorney. He manages all of the Thornton Law Firm cases filed for persons with mesothelioma and other asbestos disease.  He has successfully litigated […]

Thornton Law Firm LLP, the respected Boston, Massachusetts plaintiffs’ injury law firm, is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America awards list for 2021. Best Lawyers employs a peer-review methodology when determining their award recipients. This practice is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading attorneys […]

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