Attorneys of victims sickened by Sterigenics to comment on deal to reopen shuttered facility
CHICAGO (July 18, 2019) – Attorneys representing the victims who have been sickened because they have lived in close proximity to Sterigenics, the medical equipment sterilization facility in Willowbrook, Illinois, will hold a press conference to react to the surprise consent agreement brokered between the Attorney General’s Office, Sterigenics, and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. That deal, which is also being submitted to the DuPage County Circuit Court this morning, could allow Sterigenics, currently shuttered, to reopen, putting thousands of lives at risk in the surrounding areas. An Environmental Protection Agency study recently found the cancer risk in the area around Sterigenics to be more than ten times the federal standard.
WHERE: 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 4700, Chicago
WHEN: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10AM
WHO: Attorneys from the executive committee of law firms representing victims in lawsuits against Sterigenics, including representatives from Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.. These firms, along with many others in the Chicagoland area, including The Collins Law Firm, P.C., Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, Corboy & Demetrio, P.C, Goldberg Weisman Cairo, and Dolan Law, are providing support for individuals and families who are suffering from cancer, birth defects, and miscarriages among other catastrophic injuries due to these carcinogenic emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, Illinois.