Birth Defects — Prenatal Liability Or Workers Comp?

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 1:08 PM EST) -- U.S. courts have seen an influx of birth defects cases filed against manufacturers, transnational corporations and U.S. employers.[1]

As one example, more than 25 multiparty cases have been filed in the past three years against semiconductor manufacturers, alleging that employees working in “clean rooms” were exposed to chemicals, such as ethylene glycol ethers, which caused birth defects in their children. These cases seek direct recovery in tort for the children of the employees, who allege that they were exposed to these chemicals through their employee-parents prior...
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