Ethylene Oxide (EtO) is an odorless and flammable gas used to sterilize medical equipment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that EtO is 30 times more carcinogenic than previously thought, and it increases the risk of cancer. People who live within 15 miles of B.Braun, a company in Allentown, Pennsylvania, are at a particularly high risk of cancer. If you or your loved one are diagnosed with cancer resulting from EtO emissions from B.Braun, you may be able to file a B.Braun Cancer Lawsuit to seek punitive and compensatory damages against B.Braun.
B.Braun is the largest Ethelyne Oxide polluter in Pennsylvania. 41,000 people living near the B.Braun plant have a higher risk of contracting cancer. This EPA map shows high-risk areas.
Types of cancer caused by Ethylene Oxide (EtO)
According to the Center for Diseases Control, Ethylene Oxide can cause a significant increase in the risk of contracting cancers of the white blood cells. The types of cancer caused by EtO include:
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Breast Cancer
What will KapLaw do for you?
Despite research showing that EtO is a seriously dangerous gas, B.Braun did not take any measures to protect the people living near the B.Braun plant or workers who are exposed to EtO regularly. As a result, many Pennsylvania residents face serious health challenges that would otherwise have been avoided. For anyone who has developed cancer due to exposure to EtO from the B.Braun plant, KapLaw is ensuring that they get the compensation they deserve for:
- The cost of medical bills due to medical complications from Ethelyne Oxide exposure.
- Inability to work due to medical complications.
- Lost quality of life due to medical problems following exposure to Ethylene oxide
- Wrongful death of a loved one due to EtO exposure
Money is a poor substitute for good health, but families affected by Ethylene Oxide exposure deserve justice, and B.Braun should be held accountable for their negligence. To redress the effects of Ethylene oxide, it is crucial that you get compensation.
Contact us today for consultation on B.Braun Cancer Lawsuits.