Ethylene Oxide Lawsuits

Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a highly reactive chemical commonly used in the production of various consumer products, including plastics, textiles, and the sterilization of medical equipment. However, exposure to ethylene oxide has been linked to serious health risks, including cancer and other adverse health effects. 

Individuals affected by ethylene oxide exposure may be eligible for compensation for their injuries and related damages. If you believe you may have a case, or want to pursue legal options on behalf of a loved one, please contact Phillips Law Group today to start the process.

Potential EtO Exposure Health Complications

In November 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Draft Risk Assessment as part of an ethylene oxide registration review. In the Draft Risk Assessment, the EPA found that “inhaling ethylene oxide over many decades can cause cancer risks of concern.”

Workers, residents, or individuals who have been exposed to EtO may suffer various health complications, including:

  • Increased risk of cancer, particularly leukemia, lymphoma, and breast cancer
  • Respiratory issues, such as irritation of the throat, nose, and lungs
  • Neurological symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, and confusion
  • Reproductive and developmental effects, such as miscarriages and birth defects

Eligibility for Compensation

To be eligible for compensation related to ethylene oxide exposure, individuals must meet certain criteria:

  • Must have been exposed to EtO and subsequently suffered injuries, health effects, or damages
  • Must be able to demonstrate the link between the exposure and the harm suffered, supported by medical evidence

Legal action may be pursued against the entities responsible for the release or use of ethylene oxide, such as manufacturers, industrial facilities, or sterilization companies. It may be wise to partner with an experienced attorney – like those on the team at Phillips Law Group – for assistance in seeking legal action regarding this matter.

If you or a loved one was exposed to ethylene oxide and experienced adverse health effects, it’s crucial to seek medical attention, document the exposure, and consult with a qualified attorney to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our firm today to determine whether or not you might have an eligible claim. Call us at 602-222-2222 to get a free, no-obligation consultation today. Phillips Law Group has been assisting clients in the Phoenix area for more than 30 years, and we want to help. Give us a call today to learn more.