"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," said Steven Phillips of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP, co-counsel in the case. Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP represented plaintiffs in similar litigation against IBM where workers, also employed in clean rooms, gave birth to children with severe defects. Those cases were settled before reaching trial.
The five-count petition charges negligence, breach of warranty, fraud and fraudulent concealment and misrepresentation, Exemplary damages are being sought in the suit. Austin-area television viewers have been seeing commercials seeking persons with knowledge of the clean rooms and semiconductor wafer manufacturing at AMD in Austin to contact Allison & Ward, LLP.