April 3, 2013

Posted by Andrew S. Wainwright on Apr 3, 2013 7:47:00 AM You may think you know about asbestos. Think again. Did you know that dozens of Americans die from asbestos-related disease each day – even in 2013? Did you know that, despite almost a century of knowledge of the dangers of asbestos, that it has […]

March 29, 2013

By David J. McMorris, Esq. Posted on March 29, 2013 Thornton Law Firm recently negotiated a 2 million dollar settlement for a 51 year-old client who was seriously injured in an 18 feet fall at a construction site in Massachusetts. The client suffered multiple fractures and nerve damage. The general contractor and roofing contractor had […]

March 26, 2013

Posted by David C. Strouss on Mar 26, 2013 10:34:00 AM Overruling a fracking company’s request to keep the details private, a Pennsylvania judge has unsealed records related to a $750,000 settlement of a suit alleged water contamination near Marcellus shale fracking in southwestern Pennsylvania. Homeowners Chris and Stephanie Hallowich claimed that nearby fracking operations […]

March 20, 2013

Posted by Andrew S. Wainwright on Mar 20, 2013 11:03:00 AM On March 18, 2013, the U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, resolved that the first week in April, 2013 would be designated “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” The Resolution was sponsored by Senator Max Baucus of Montana, and cosponsored by Senators Tester (D-MT), Boxer (D-CA), Murray […]

March 11, 2013

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Mar 11, 2013 12:16:00 PM On Friday, March 8, a California jury awarded 65-year old Loren Kransky $8.3 million dollars to compensate him for stabbing pain, inability to walk and sleep, and metal poisoning which led his doctors to perform surgery to completely remove and replace his defective DePuy hip […]

February 28, 2013

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 28, 2013 1:07:00 PM The injection drug Omontys, used to treat anemia in dialysis patients, has been voluntarily recalled nationwide by the firms selling the drug, Affymax and Takeda. Hypersensitivity reactions — including death – were observed in a number of patients being given the drug. Every lot has been […]

February 14, 2013

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 14, 2013 2:00:00 AM Many are aware that DePuy recalled its defective ASR-model hip implants. The ASR, as well as DePuy’s Pinnacle hip, have a metal-on-metal ball and cup design that has caused serious injuries to recipients. We continue to represent individual clients who received these defective hip implants. […]

February 11, 2013

Posted By: Andrew S. Wainwright, Esq. on Feb 11, 2013 2:30:00 AM On January 10, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit heard oral arguments on the fate of Travelers $510,000,000 asbestos settlement. The statutory direct action settlement counsel had appealed the district court’s March 1, 2012, order which had overturned the settlement. […]

February 8, 2013

Posted by David C. Strouss Since bringing one of the first cases in the country related to reproductive harm arising from chemical exposure in the semiconductor industry, Thornton Law Firm has been at the leading edge of representing victims of birth defects. New studies show that workplace chemicals are long known to cause serious birth […]

February 7, 2013

On January 17, the FDA issued new guidance for patients with metal hip implants. While the DePuy ASR hip implants were recalled over 2 years ago, this is the first time the FDA has issued guidance regarding all metal hip implants. What is new is that the FDA is recommending that patients with certain symptoms […]