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Law firms representing Sterigenics cancer victims urge Illinois Congressional delegation to decry the EPA waiver of environmental protections as nation battles a pandemic

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
Decision to remove monitoring and civil penalties puts public health at risk   CHICAGO, IL (March 27, 2020) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and the other law firms suing Sterigenics and other entities for emitting toxic ethylene oxide (EtO) and causing cancers and miscarriages in Willowbrook, Illinois urge Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and the entire Illinois Congressional delegation to join in a strong and swift public outcry over the Environmental Protection Agenc ... Read More

12 ROMANUCCI & BLANDIN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED BY ILLINOIS LEADING LAWYERS

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (March 27, 2020) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC is proud to announce that 12 of its attorneys have been named by Leading Lawyers Magazine and www.leadinglawyers.com as among the top in their fields of plaintiffs’ personal injury and workers’ compensation. Leading Lawyers Magazine, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, only recognizes lawyers who “are most recommended by their peers in a statewide survey.”    Founding Partner Antonio M. Romanu ... Read More

Class action lawsuit details numerous civil rights violations at jail in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Posted on: March 23rd, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
Overcrowded holding cells are cruel and unusual punishment for pre-trial detainees who sleep on concrete floors and are denied basic hygiene NEW ORLEANS (March 23, 2020) –   National civil rights law firm Romanucci & Blandin, LLC  along with Jacob Litigation, Inc. announce the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of Ahmed Baqer, Klabert Joseph Guillot, Jr., Klabert Joseph Guillot, Sr., and other detainees of the St. Tammany Parish Jail in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The ... Read More

Law firms representing Sterigenics cancer victims support Attorneys General call for strict standards of ethylene oxide emissions

Posted on: February 13th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO, IL (February 13, 2020) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and the other law firms suing Sterigenics and parent company Sotera for polluting the air in Willowbrook, Illinois with toxic ethylene oxide (EtO) and causing at least 75 cases of cancer add their support to this week’s letter to the U.S. EPA by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and 10 other attorneys general. That letter, directed to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, asked for the agency to not only adopt regulations t ... Read More

ROMANUCCI & BLANDIN REACHES RECORD $12.35 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN A CASE WHERE BREAST CANCER WAS NOT DIAGNOSED IN A TIMELY MANNER

Posted on: February 11th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (February 11, 2020) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC (R&B) announced a record a settlement on behalf of the family of a client whose doctors failed to diagnose her breast cancer in a timely manner, which ultimately led to her death at 37 years old. The settlement was secured by a medical malpractice legal team led by Stephan D. Blandin and Martin D. Gould and joined by Michael R. Grieco, Michael E. Holden, Debra L. Thomas and former R&B Attorney Rebecca Neubauer. Their client, a ... Read More

Sterigenics drains $1.3 billion in cash while facing increased legal pressure for causing cancers

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
Lawsuit amended to show parent company funneled money to shareholders as victims’ claims grow CHICAGO, IL (February 3, 2020) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and the other law firms suing Sterigenics and parent company Sotera for polluting the air in Willowbrook, Illinois with toxic ethylene oxide (EtO) and causing at least 75 cases of cancer, have filed an amended legal complaint showing the company has drained its assets beginning in 2016. These financial transactions moved $1.3 billion dol ... Read More

ANTONIO M. ROMANUCCI APPOINTED CHAIRPERSON OF THE STATE of ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT RULES COMMITTEE

Posted on: December 18th, 2019 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (December 18, 2019) — Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announced today that Antonio M. Romanucci has been appointed Chairperson of the Rules Committee for the State of Illinois Supreme Court. His term begins January 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020.  In this role, he will lead the committee’s work to study and recommend new rules and modify existing rules for the State of Illinois Supreme Court. To learn more about the rule making process visit http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/SupremeCou ... Read More

ROMANUCCI & BLANDIN SETTLES CHICAGO POLICE PURSUIT CARREON CASE FOR $19.25 MILLION

Posted on: December 13th, 2019 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (December 12, 2019) — Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announced today it has reached a $19.25 million settlement with the City of Chicago after two of its police officers were found liable for the death of 37-year-old Maria Carreon. In April 2019, the Carreon family was awarded $21.3 million after a jury found that the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department officers showed an utter indifference to or conscious disregard for their own safety and the safety of others, particularly th ... Read More

ANTONIO M. ROMANUCCI NAMED LEAD COUNSEL IN STERIGENICS LITIGATION

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (October 28, 2019)—The Honorable Christopher E. Lawler of the Circuit Court of Cook County entered an order Friday appointing a Lead Counsel, Co-Lead Counsels, an Executive Committee, and a Liaison Counsel to advance discovery and manage pre-trial proceedings in the cases against Sterigenics: Willowbrook’s embattled and recently-shuttered medical sterilization facility. Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC was appointed Lead Counsel for the group. Four Co-Le ... Read More

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC welcomes Jennifer McGuffin to the firm as Chief Communications Officer

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (October 28, 2019) -- Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a leading personal injury and civil trial practice law firm in Chicago, today announced it is welcoming Jennifer McGuffin to the team as its Chief Communications Officer.  In this newly created role, she will lead and execute media strategy and further advance the firm’s position as a thought leader in personal injury and national legal trends.  She will also direct internal communication and assume a leadership role in communicatio ... Read More

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