Marie Riley, 42, sits in her dining room with a cup of tea Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at her family’s home in North Bend, Washington. Riley was born with tetralogy of fallot, a rare congenital heart condition that has required multiple open-heart surgeries during her lifetime. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Born with heart defect, Boeing worker’s child ‘never knew anything different’

Six years ago, Marie Riley heard about a law firm seeking aerospace workers whose children suffered birth defects — like her.


A Boeing 777 freighter is seen in final assembly at Boeing's Everett Production Facility Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in Everett, Wash. (Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

Secret files reveal Boeing doctor warned of toxic risks, birth defects

In 1980, a doctor wrote factory chemicals would cause “life-long chronic illness, cancer and death.” Lawsuits claim his worst fears came true.


FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Boeing is reporting a money-losing quarter as both its civilian-airplane division and the defense business are struggling. Boeing said Wednesday, April 27, 2022,  that it lost $1.24 billion in the first quarter and took large write-downs for several programs.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

A recap of 3 lawsuits over chemical exposure at Boeing plants

Parents believe toxins in company factories caused serious birth defects in their kids.