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Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit in Sterigenics’ Emissions of Ethylene Oxide


Corboy & Demetrio has filed a lawsuit for the family of a 51-year-old Illinois man alleging he died from cancer caused by Sterigenics’ toxic emissions of ethylene oxide.  The man worked less than a mile from Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility from 1987 until his death in 2018. The lawsuit was one of 32 filed this week against the company.

Read the entire Guido v. Sterigenics Complaint

Sterigenics uses ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen, to sterilize medical instruments and had been releasing this harmful gas in a geographic area that is densely populated with residences and schools until Feb. 15, 2019 when the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued a Seal Order, sealing all storage containers of ethylene oxide at Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility, effectively shutting down the facility by preventing it from using ethylene oxide.

Corboy & Demetrio represents numerous Willowbrook-area residents who were sickened by exposure to EtO, which was emitted from Sterigenics. 

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