Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Pollution Victims

If you or a loved one developed cancer and live in the southwest or west Chicago suburbs, you may be entitled to a settlement from the companies that polluted the air with ethylene oxide (EtO).

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Our caring and passionate attorneys have been helping injured victims for over 35 years. Companies like Sterigenics and Medline have known of EtO’s link to cancer for decades, but did nothing to warn the public.

You deserve to be heard. We have the resources and expertise to go up against these companies, and have won millions for our clients nationwide.

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EtO Cases & Research

Residents of several Chicago suburbs face abnormally high cancer risks because of companies – such as Medline and Sterigenics – that have been polluting the air for decades. The toxic gas these companies emit is called ethylene oxide, or EtO.

EtO is so powerful that it can damage DNA and cause cancer. Lymphoma and leukemia are the cancers most often reported from EtO exposure.
  • Vantage Specialty Chemicals - located in Gurnee, Vantage released more EtO than both Medline and Sterigenics in 2014
  • Medline – more than 19,000 people live within areas at risk from EtO exposure from Medline Industries, in Waukegan. There are more than twice as many people in Lake County breathing pollution from Medline than breathing pollution from Sterigenics.
  • Sterigenics - we are currently representing hundreds of clients in cases against Sterigenics, which the Illinois EPA shut down in February 2019. The Illinois Attorney General and State’s Attorney’s offices, along with Willowbrook and Burr Ridge, have also filed a lawsuit against Sterigenics.

EtO is Known to Cause

Birth defects and miscarriages
Brain and nerve problems
Brain tumors
Breast cancer
Tear gland tumors
Hodgkin’s disease
Leukemia
Lung tumors
Lymphoma
Eye, skin, and mucus membrane irritation