Sterigenics Lawsuit Lawyer
There are serious health concerns caused by high levels of ethylene oxide in emissions from Sterigenics plants across the country, including in Cobb County, GA. Poor management of emissions that contain the carcinogen ethylene oxide by Sterigenics may have exposed thousands of people to this harmful gas. Conley Griggs Partin LLP has been involved in the legal battle to help shut down Sterigenics plants in Georgia and may represent those harmed by ethylene oxide exposure.
Sterigenics International is a sterilization company that performs the sterilization of medical equipment, food products and pharmaceuticals at its plants all over the globe. One of the key components of their service is storing and utilizing ethylene oxide to use for sterilization. Sterigenics releases ethylene oxide into sealed tanks as a sterilization agent. The health concern is that Sterigenics has allowed high levels of ethylene oxide to escape its facilities, exposing employees and the neighboring communities to a known carcinogen.
Conley Griggs Partin LLP has been legally involved in the local issues with the Sterigenics plant in Covington. We have been representing Senator Jen Jordan in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for their involvement in issuing an order allowing Sterigenics to continue operating without a public hearing. Our law firm is concerned about the health risk that those near Sterigenics plants have unknowingly been exposed to and the long-term repercussions that may occur.
Diagnosed With Cancer Due to Ethylene Oxide Exposure?
Ethylene oxide is a known human carcinogen, recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and International Agency for Research on Cancer. What makes ethylene oxide an effective sterilization element also makes it dangerous. Ethylene oxide can destroy DNA and cause genetic mutations. Not only can ethylene oxide cause acute poisoning from low-level exposure, but it has also been linked to several cancers, especially those involving white blood cells. Cancers linked to ethylene oxide include:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Breast cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Lymphocytic leukemia
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any of these types of cancer and you lived near or worked at a Sterigenics plant, it is cause for concern. You could be among the many victims of ethylene oxide exposure caused by Sterigenics’ poor operation standards.
Lawsuits for Victims of Ethylene Oxide Exposure
There are already lawsuits filed against Sterigenics by victims that have cancer or other serious health issues from ethylene oxide exposure. The concern is that Sterigenics knowingly exposed workers and residents near its plants to unsafe levels of ethylene oxide for many years, leading to clusters of cancer outbreaks and other health issues like miscarriages, birth defects and respiratory problems. If these lawsuits are successful in proving Sterigenics liable for exposing innocent people to unsafe levels of ethylene oxide that caused health issues, they may be legally obligated to compensate their victims. This could include financial awards to cover medical bills, lost income, and pain or suffering caused by linked cancers or illnesses.
At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we are dedicated to helping those who have been unfairly harmed by big businesses like Sterigenics International. We welcome a chance to talk with anyone who believes their cancer or other serious illness is linked to ethylene oxide exposure from a Sterigenics plant. If you worked for Sterigenics or lived near one of their facilities and were diagnosed with cancer due to ethylene oxide exposure, contact us at our office in Atlanta or Moultrie. We offer free legal consultations to discuss your claim. If we take your case, we work on a contingency fee basis – you will pay nothing for our services unless we obtain a financial award for your injury or wrongful death claim.