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"Thornton Law Firm LLP, Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, and Waters & Kraus, LLP, developed this Web site for general informational purposes. It is also a source of help for families who have been affected by injured children or birth defects arising from parental exposure to hazardous chemicals at semiconductor chip manufacturing facilities or through other toxic and occupational chemical exposure.


OAKLAND, CALIF. - February 22, 2010 - a lawsuit was filed in Alameda County on behalf of two families affected by exposure to toxic chemicals in the semiconductor industry that resulted in birth defects. The families claim that defendants, National Semiconductor, Rohm and Haas and Shipley exposed clean room workers and other employees working with semiconductor parts to reproductively toxic chemicals without providing adequate warnings.