The lawyers at SGGH are national leaders in ethylene oxide litigation. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or other health conditions following exposure to ethylene oxide or any toxic chemical, call our offices today for a free consultation.

We have assisted in obtaining the following verdicts and settlements for our injured clients, including:

  • $450+ Million in Global Settlements for Victims of Ethylene Oxide Exposures in Illinois
  • $150+ Million Recovered for Victims of Ethylene Oxide Exposure

What is Ethylene Oxide (Eto)?

EtO is a colorless, odorless gas that is sometimes used as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment. Sources of this chemical include uncontrolled emissions or venting in industrial or commercial setting settings. Once in the air, EtO can enter your body when the air is breathed into your lungs before it is disbursed directly into your bloodstream.

More importantly, EtO has been listed on the federal list of carcinogens as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” since 1985. In 2000, that listing was changed to “known to be a human carcinogen“. Finally, in 2016, the US EPA released a new assessment of EtO that concluded that it was 30 times more likely to cause cancer than previously believed.

Health Issues From Ethylene Oxide Exposure

EtO has been associated with a range of cancers and medical problems. If you or your loved ones have been diagnosed with or encountered any of the following conditions following exposure to EtO, you may qualify for potential compensation.

  • Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Miscarriages

How We Can Help

Our attorneys and trial lawyers have decades of experience litigating and obtaining verdicts and settlements for clients all across the country for those who have been injured or have died.  Lawyers at SGGH have assisted in cases recovering more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for injured individuals.  Some of these results are record-setting in Illinois and around the country.  If you or a loved believe you have a claim related to ethylene oxide exposure, please Contact SGGH Today for a Free Consultation at (312) 728-7444 or contact us online.