As the world confronts the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), we are becoming more aware of how masks and respirators can, potentially, protect us from airborne contaminants. Individual respiratory protection devices have been around for over a hundred years. From the use of gas masks to protect soldiers from mustard gas in World War I, to masks used to protect health care workers from pathogens, we have relied on masks to prevent the inhalation of harmful substances.

As the world confronts the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), we are becoming more aware of how masks and respirators can, potentially, protect us from airborne contaminants. Individual respiratory protection devices have been around for over a hundred years. From the use of gas masks to protect soldiers from mustard gas in World War I, to masks used to protect health care workers from pathogens, we have relied on masks to prevent the inhalation of harmful substances.

As the world confronts the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), we are becoming more aware of how masks and respirators can, potentially, protect us from airborne contaminants. Individual respiratory protection devices have been around for over a hundred years. From the use of gas masks to protect soldiers from mustard gas in World War I, to masks used to protect health care workers from pathogens, we have relied on masks to prevent the inhalation of harmful substances.

            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, […]

Client Awarded Nearly $50 Million After Providing Original Information To The Commission That Led To The Successful Enforcement Action Against the Bank of New York Mellon Partner Michael A. Lesser, who leads Thornton Law Firm’s whistleblower representation practice, represented the whistleblower who received the historic award from the SEC. The almost $50 million dollar award […]

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a Draft Asbestos Risk Evaluation that will keep Americans at severe risk of deadly exposure to asbestos according to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. The ADAO, an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing exposure to asbestos through education, advocacy, and community initiatives, issued a press release critical of the […]

Johnson & Johnson has announced that it is withdrawing all talc baby powder products that are sold in the United States and Canada from the market. J&J, the world’s largest maker of health care products, faces thousands of lawsuits alleging that the talc in its powders caused cancer. The company says that demand for its […]

The judge overseeing the talcum powder ovarian cancer cases against Johnson & Johnson has ruled that the cases can go forward to trial in federal court. Johnson & Johnson had filed motions asking that every plaintiff’s expert be disqualified from testifying. In the first ruling on the admissibility of expert evidence in the federal talcum powder multi-district litigation (MDL), U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson ruled […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban recently warned companies that how they treat their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic will “define their brand for decades.”[1]  “If you rushed in and somebody got sick, you were that company.  If you didn’t take care of your employees or stakeholders and put them first, you were that company . . . […]

After years of dedicated work for our firm, we are very proud to announce that our student intern, Loren, will be moving on to the next phase of her academic career to become a member of the freshman class at Georgetown University in the fall, where she plans to major in Sociology and minor in […]

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