A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against Advanced Micro Devices for failing to protect the woman from exposure to harmful chemicals that led to permanent birth defects in her son. The woman worked for AMD in a clean room where chips were fabricated in a facility in Texas. There, she was exposed to including ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate and 2-ethoxyethyl acetate. The lawsuit alleges that this toxic exposure in the workplace while she was pregnant was what caused her son to be born with cognitive defects and brain injury, as well as missing his lower right arm. AMD required its employees to undergo physicals, and it is through one of these physicals that the woman found out she was pregnant. However, even though the company knew of her pregnancy, neither the doctors it hired nor the company itself did anything to protect the woman or her unborn child. AMD and the doctors did not even warn her that her or her son’s health could be at risk.
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