The case against Sterigenics expands with filing of more new cases
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.