AMD Slammed With Suit Over Birth Defects
As if AMD has not had enough problems now comes more bad news. Maria Ruiz (no kin to Hector) was exposed to birth defect causing chemicals while she worked in AMD's Fab 14 clean room from 1988 to 2002. She had to seek medical attention at least twice while working at AMD due to fume inhalation. When she became pregnant she became concerned and 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. Well sadly here son Ryan was born missing part of a limb and with brain damage. The Ruiz vs. AMD Lawsuit has some high power representation in the form of filing attorney Adam S. Ward, a partner in Allison & Ward, LLP and Steven Phillips of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP (New York). The enlistment of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP draws attention, in particular, because the firm successfully won an undisclosed settlement for IBM clean-room exposure victims in a similar case. The suit seeks exemplary damages and includes a five-count petition charging negligence, breach of warranty, fraudulent concealment and misrepresentation.