Hundreds of new lawsuits filed against Sterigenics.
“It’s really a horrific thing for these people that have lived through this for years and years now,” Antonio Romanucci, lead counsel, said.
More than 700 new lawsuits have been filed against Sterigenics. The victims claim the toxic emissions coming from the Willowbrook plant caused cancer, miscarriages and other health problems.
“I’ve walked into households where it’s not just one person who’s inflicted with cancer, it’s the entire household,” Romanucci said.
Romanucci said hundreds of people never knew why their families were getting sick until two years ago.
“They did start finding answers on Aug. 21, 2018 when that report was issued and they found out for the first time that Sterigenics who was operating this plant in an industrial park in Willowbrook was contaminating their residential neighborhoods,” he said.