By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq. Posted on February 12, 2019 Thornton Law Firm is pleased to welcome our newest associate, Madeline Korber. Madeline will represent mesothelioma and asbestos exposure victims, children born with birth defects from parental chemical exposures, securities class actions, and employees with worker’s compensation claims. She is admitted to the Massachusetts and… Read More


Thornton Law Firm LLP is pleased to announce that partner David C . Strouss is the recipient of Lawyer Monthly Magazine’s Lawyer of the Year Award for Environmental Litigation (Toxic) in the USA. 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 of the children he represents were exposed to glycol ethers in semiconductor “clean rooms”, pesticides in agriculture, and a variety of chemicals used in manufacturing.… Read More


Thornton Law Firm has strengthened its nationally-known toxic exposure and birth defects practice with the addition of  trial lawyer David Bricker, who joins the firm as of counsel. He was previously a partner with the Los Angeles office of Waters & Kraus, where he chaired their Birth Injury practice.

The Firm is also pleased to announce the establishment of their new office, located at 9430 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 400, Beverly Hills, California; telephone number (310) 282-8676; facsimile (310) 388-5316. Mr. Bricker will manage Thornton Law Firm’s new California office.… Read More


by Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Published on June 17, 2015 They say that those that forget the past are doomed to repeat it.  More than 50 years ago, thousands of babies born to women that were prescribed Thalidomide for morning sickness developed severe birth defects.  The severity of the babies’ injuries was so great that many… Read More


By: David C. Strouss, Esq. Published on May 12, 2015 The New York Times has published a two-part expose on the health and working conditions of nail salon workers that finds the workers are at risk for miscarriage or their children developing birth defects as a result of their exposure to chemicals at work.  If… Read More


              By Marilyn T. McGoldrick, Esq. Published on March 16, 2015 The anti-nausea medication Zofran, marketed off-label to pregnant women to prevent morning sickness, has been found in recent studies to be associated with an increased risk of birth defects. A study by Dr. Gideon Koren of the The… Read More


By David C. Strouss, Esq. Published on March 5, 2015 his week we observed the first annual World Birth Defects Day. A group of 12 leading global health organizations created this day to raise awareness about birth defects, and to highlight how many birth defects can be prevented. The most common causes of preventable birth… Read More


By David C. Strouss, Esq. Posted on Sep 26, 2014 Thornton Law Firm and co-counsel recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a child with serious birth defects whose mother was exposed to toxic substances during pregnancy while working in the semiconductor chip manufacturing industry. The settlement was reached just before trial was scheduled to… Read More


By Michael A. Lesser, Esq. Posted on Sep 25, 2013               Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey Released in Germany in 1957 as an all-purpose sedative, but later widely used as a preventative treatment for “morning sickness,” Thalidomide caused an estimated 10,000 – 20,000 severe birth defects worldwide. The injuries associated with… Read More


By David C. Strouss, Esq. Posted on Sep 23, 2013 Earlier this month, the FDA announced that it will require all extended-release and long-acting opioid analgesics intended to treat pain such as Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycontin, and others to have a new warning label. Among other changes, the label must now warn that “chronic maternal use… Read More