By: David C. Strouss, Esq. 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 you’ve ever been in a… Read More


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 Motherisk Program of Toronto, Canada found that women prescribed ondansetron (the generic name for Zofran) suffered a two-fold increased… Read More


This 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 defects are alcohol use and folic acid deficiency. (The USA… Read More


Posted by David C. Strouss on Sep 26, 2014 12:17:00 PM   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… Read More


Posted by Thornton Law Firm LLP on Aug 7, 2014 5:39:00 PM Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and State Representative Jared Polis have reached an agreement to keep two measures to regulate fracking off the November ballot. Under the deal, Rep. Polis agreed to withdraw his support for the two ballot questions. In exchange, Gov. Hickenlooper will… Read More


Posted by Thornton Law Firm LLP on Nov 22, 2013 10:51:00 AM Thornton Law Firm is proud to support its two “Movember” participants, Dan Lustick and Charles Moore. Dan and Charles are both valuable members of our birth defect practice area. Dan, who holds a Master of Public Health degree, joined Thornton Law Firm in early… Read More


Over the course of four decades of representation of plaintiffs, Thornton Law Firm has grown into the largest plaintiff-only law firm in New England. Always at the leading edge of litigation, Thornton Law Firm has a proven track record of unswerving dedication to clients and an intense focus on working our hardest for you. We… Read More