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The case against Sterigenics expands with filing of more new cases

Posted on: December 12th, 2019 by Romanucci & Blandin

Pressure on company grows as more people suffer serious health problems after exposure to ethylene oxide

CHICAGO (December 12, 2019)Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and the legal group in the case against Sterigenics announced an expansion of the lawsuit, as nearly two dozen new cases were filed this week. These new cases represent individuals and families whose lives were dramatically changed by serious or terminal medical conditions after being exposed to ethylene oxide (EtO), an airborne carcinogen emitted by the medical sterilization company. 

There are now nearly 75 cases pending before the court, which name Sterigenics and other parties responsible for causing leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer, miscarriages and other medical conditions. Despite being coordinated for pre-trial and discovery purposes, each case will be tried individually.

This fall, Sterigenics announced it closed operations in Willowbrook, Illinois after intense public pressure.

“The magnitude of this case is evident by the growing number of families that have been devastated over the last three decades by Sterigenics’ negligence, and we will not rest until we secure justice for the wrongdoings of this company in our community,” said Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC. 

Antonio Romanucci is the court-appointed Lead Counsel for the legal group. Four Co-Lead Counsels were also appointed, including Todd Smith of Power Rogers & Smith L.L.P; Patrick Salvi, II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.; Steven Hart of Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge, LLC; and Shannon McNulty of the Clifford Law Offices.

The Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee includes Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, P.C., Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge, LLC; Clifford Law Offices; Tomasik Kotin & Kasserman, LLC; The Collins Law Firm P.C.; and Miner Barnhill & Galland, P.C.  Together the firms are fighting to hold Sterigenics accountable for the reckless negligence that has resulted in the needless and continuous poisoning of men, women and children in Illinois for so many years.

About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin has been rated as a leading civil trial practice law firm in Chicago concentrating in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, police misconduct, civil rights and mass tort matters. The attorneys at the Chicago law firm represent individuals and their families in catastrophic personal injury matters, wrongful death and workers’ compensation cases. The cases that are referred to Romanucci & Blandin involve accidents or injuries which occurred due to negligence and carelessness on the part of individuals, governmental bodies and corporations of all sizes. Since its inception over 20 years ago, Romanucci & Blandin has secured more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients across the country. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000. 

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