Sterigenics Facing 700 Ethylene Oxide Suits In Chicago-Area Courts
The company plans to defend itself against the suits, which were brought by people who say EtO emissions caused cancers, miscarriages and other health problems.
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In the second trial over Sterigenics’ ethylene oxide plant emissions, the Cook County, IL jury found Stergiencs not liable for cancer in a woman who lived near the plant.
The lawsuit against Kendall Patient Recovery accuses the company of intentionally ignoring decades of data warning against risks posed by ethylene oxide, causing harm to communities around its facility.
As concerns continue to mount over a potential shortage of medical devices due to the closure of ethylene oxide (EtO) facilities, the US agency is looking for nine sterilizers in a pilot project that could allow them to get facility and process changes approved faster.