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Firm Bios

About The Firms

Thornton Law Firm LLP, Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, Waters & Kraus, LLP, and Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman LLP (collectively, the "Law Firms"), developed this web site for general informational purposes. It is also as a source of help for families who have been affected by injured children or birth defects and reproductive injuries. We are particularly focused on parental exposure to hazardous chemicals at semiconductor chip manufacturing facilities, other toxic and occupational chemical exposures, powerful pharmaceuticals and the resulting birth defects and reproductive injuries.

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Thornton Law Firm LLP

Thornton Law Firm LLP is a Boston, Massachusetts based plaintiffs law firm with national reach and a focus on cases concerning serious health problems caused by toxic products and pharmaceutical drugs. Our practice includes children injured by exposure to lead-based paint and solvents and birth defects cause by semiconductor and toxic chemical exposure. Additionally, Thornton Law Firm is a leader in birth defects litigation involving semiconductor and toxic chemical exposure - successfully settling one of the first lawsuits in the country involving a "clean room" worker in the semiconductor chip manufacturing industry. Founded in 1978 by Michael Thornton and other groundbreaking pioneers of asbestos litigation, Thornton Law Firm is now the largest plaintiffs' law firm in New England representing victims injured by exposure to toxic and harmful products. Learn more about Thornton Law Firm LLP.

Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP

Phillips & Paolicelli is committed to representing injured children, workers and individuals who are harmed by wrongful toxic exposures, dangerous medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and sub-standard medical care. Based in New York, Our primary goals are to: 1)Ensure that innocent victims of corporate and healthcare misconduct receive compensation that allows them to lead their lives with dignity and financial security. 2) Deter corporate and healthcare misconduct so that others are not harmed. Phillips & Paolicelli was formed to take on and win groundbreaking cases. We find the scientific and legal connections other professionals aren't trained to see, and we are willing and able to blaze the trail into new legal territory. Phillips & Paolicelli gives voice and hope to the victims of corporate greed and negligence. Through their voices, we help put an end to harmful corporate and medical practices. Learn more about Phillips & Paolicelli.

Waters & Kraus, LLP

Waters & Kraus, LLP is a plaintiffs' law firm with a successful national practice, as well as international experience. Our plaintiffs' attorneys focus on complex civil litigation and personal injury/wrongful death cases, such as birth defects caused by semiconductor and toxic chemical exposure.

Our experience and record of success speaks for itself. Each case is overseen by a Waters & Kraus partner from strategy and preparation through trial. Each of our partners is an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive courtroom, appellate and/or project management experience. Most have won record-setting verdicts, and many have litigated precedent-setting cases in areas such as toxic tort and product liability.

Based in Dallas, Texas, with offices in California and Maryland, Waters & Kraus has litigated cases in jurisdictions across the United States on behalf of individuals from all 50 states, as well as foreign governments. Learn more about Waters & Kraus, LLP.

Birth defects account for over 139,000 hospital stays annually in the U.S. and result in $2.6 billion in hospital costs alone.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Features: 10 Things You Need To Know About Birth Defects (1/19/10)