Thornton Law Firm LLP is investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE ticker: JNJ) regarding recent revelations that J&J knew about asbestos in its baby powder and talcum powder products dating back several decades. Shareholders who purchased or acquired Johnson & Johnson… Read More


Thornton Law Firm, LLP, Massachusetts’s leading plaintiff’s injury law firm, announced today that four partners, Michael P. Thornton, David J. McMorris, Andrew S. Wainwright, and Garrett J. Bradley, were named Super Lawyers by Massachusetts Super Lawyers Magazine, and that partner Andrea M. Landry was named a Rising Star. The Massachusetts Super Lawyers list is limited… Read More


Stryker Femoral Heads Confidential Settlement A settlement was announced this month in the Strykler MDL litigation. The settlement covers individuals with cases in the federal court litigation  and cases filed in New Jersey state court who had revision surgery to replace the faulty LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Head components in their hip implants. The faulty… Read More


Gas Explosions and Fires Devastate Our Neighbors in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover Over-pressured gas lines serviced by Columbia Gas Company burst and caused explosions and fires over a wide swath of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover Massachusetts last week. The shocking and deadly chaos erupted in the afternoon as gas lines exploded inside homes,… 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