quote: She inquired about health risks with a local doctor at the Austin Regional Clinic, but was told not to worry about it, and to feel free to return to work.
quote: Actually who cares what the dose is...FITCamaro is saying that you can't be cautious enough carrying an unborn child. Certainly this is sound advice?
quote: You get maternity leave. Use it. If she had brought the issue up with her supervisor, I'm sure they'd have been happy to accommodate her due to the risk of a lawsuit such as this.
quote: If AMD provided safety equipment and she she didn't use it properly it's her own fault.
quote: I also think her supervisor should have enough brains to know that she should be pulled out of a potentially hazardous environment if she's pregnant.
quote: I seriously doubt AMD is exposing workers to dangerous levels of toxins.
quote: You completely missed the fact that she was nervous about it.
quote: Why would a doctor OK her to go back to work if she truely explained her fears?
quote: Personally, I'll let the jury decide. But I will say this fish seems to be stinking from the head.
quote: I know of several companies that will not allow pregnant women to even enter production areas.
quote: AMD is responsible for informing workers of the dangers of their jobs not the other way around. AMD is also responsible for providing all necessary safety equipment to the workers they employ free of charge. It seems that they failed in both tasks. It is that simple.
quote: Further if they did cause this women’s child to be born with birth defects they are morally responsible also. The days are long past that workers are disposable pawns of the companies they work for.
quote: All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and MSDSs for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.
quote: What we've read is the plaintiff's version of events only. If we judged all lawsuits by that, we'd have no need for judges or juries.
quote: both targets AMD and includes medical malpractice allegations against the doctors at the clinic she went to for medical consultation. It names a family/occupational health practitioner and an obstetrics and gynecology specialist, George Marking MD and Alinda Cox MD. These doctors, according the suit, failed to warn Maria about any possible risks of working with the toxic chemicals at her place of employment, during her pregnancy.
quote: Her exposure concerned her when she discovered she was pregnant.
quote: The ending of story is the tragic one previously stated -- her son was born missing part of a limb and with brain damage.
quote: Like millions of Americans, Maria Ruiz did not realize that 'clean rooms' are designed to keep damaging dust particles from semiconductor wafers during manufacturing, not to protect men and women exposed to a spectrum of hazardous chemicals and fumes