Sterigenics lawsuit: Cases against medical sterilization company can be tried in groups, judge says

About 800 lawsuits pending against sterilization company, accused of releasing cancer-causing compound at Willowbrook plant.

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Cases against Sterigenics can be tried in groups: judge
Sterigenics lawsuit cases can be tried in groups, a Cook County judge said. Breast cancer survivor Susan Kamuda won a $363 million judgment.

COOK COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- Cases against Sterigenics will be allowed to be tried in groups.

A Cook County judge granted the consolidation request on Friday, allowing multiple plaintiffs to have their cases heard within a single jury trial.

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There are about 800 pending lawsuits against the medical sterilization company, which is accused of releasing a cancer-causing compound into the air at their now-shuttered Willowbrook plant.

Breast cancer survivor Susan Kamuda, who won a $363 million judgment last month, was the first to go to trial.