First Roundup cancer case tried results in huge award A former school groundskeeper was awarded $289 million against the manufacturer of Roundup, Monsanto. The jury ruled that Dewayne Johnson’s  exposure to Roundup is a substantial contributing factor in his development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was awarded $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in… Read More


Twenty-two women who had ovarian cancer were awarded a total of $4.2 billion dollars in their claims against Johnson & Johnson. All the cancer-stricken women had used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower-to-Shower talcum powder for many years. This is by far the largest verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a talc cancer case to date. The Missouri state court jury awarded a total of $550 million in compensatory damages to the women, and added a punitive damage award of $4.14 billion dollars. It is the largest verdict in a jury trial in the United States in 2018.… Read More


Five plaintiffs were awarded a total of $502 million dollars in the 2nd test (bellwether) case to go to trial against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) relating to its Depuy Pinnacle hip implants, in January of 2016,  J&J appealed the verdict, which the trial judge reduced to $151 million dollars.  The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on December 7, 2017, and issued their opinion  in April 2018. The Fifth Circuit overturned the entire verdict and remanded the case back to the Northern District of Texas and Judge Ed Kinkeade for a new trial.… 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


Thanks to our employees who wrapped 250 gifts today.  These items will be donated to the residents of the Heading Home Shelter.  Our employees contributed sheets, blankets, comforters, gloves, sweaters, coats and a wide variety of household items.  We are grateful to Sandi Goodwin who has coordinated the effort each year by organizing, coordinating, shopping… Read More


Every year on December 7th, Americans across the nation honor those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. This year marks the 76th anniversary of that fateful day when 2,393 non-combatants were killed in a surprise attack on the Naval Station in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Attack On the morning of December… Read More


We are pleased to announce that five attorneys from Thornton Law Firm have been selected to the 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Congratulations to Michael P. Thornton, David J. McMorris, Andrew S. Wainwright, Garrett J. Bradley, and Andrea Marino Landry on their selection to the Super Lawyers list.
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Attorneys who try cases get all the attention and accolades when juries agree that our clients deserve full compensation for their injuries. We know, however, that no trial attorney succeeds without a dedicated team of professionals whose invaluable contributions behind the scenes make everything possible.… Read More


Second Multi-Million Asbestos Related Verdict for Boston Law Firm in Two Weeks BOSTON, Mass.– A Superior Court jury in Boston returned a verdict of $6.8 million dollars against New England Insulation, a Canton company that distributed and installed asbestos insulation material until the early 1970s. Former Massachusetts insulator Timothy Ross passed away due to mesothelioma,… Read More