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What is a Class Action Lawsuit and How Does it Apply to the B. Braun Situation?

If you or a family member have been harmed by exposure to ethylene oxide, you may be able to take part in the class action lawsuit against B. Braun. A class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit where a large group of plaintiffs makes claims against the same defendant in one case.

In this instance, it means that a group of people who have been exposed to ethylene oxide can come together to sue B. Braun for compensation for their injuries. Plaintiffs in this suit will be using evidence to establish that the company was aware of the potential for health risks and still allowed their plants to emit the substance regardless. As a result of the lawsuits, Pennsylvania residents have already seen B. Braun begin accepting some responsibility.

B. Braun Knowingly Released Harmful Ethylene Oxide

B. Braun has not adequately disclosed the ethylene oxide levels that will remain in the groundwater at all of its cleaning and sterilizing sites. B. Braun refused to disclose the amounts of ethylene oxide that are in the groundwater beneath its plants, refused to disclose the risk to public health posed by exposure to this chemical, and refused to offer a plan for permanent environmental cleanup. They also allowed their plants to release the chemical in it’s gaseous form throughout several communities.

What is Ethylene Oxide?

Ethylene oxide is a colorless gas with a bitter taste. It is very flammable and is commonly used as a sterilant, germicide, and fungicide. Ethylene oxide is a chemical that is widely used by healthcare professionals because of the sterilization properties it possesses.

What Should I Do if a Loved One or I Have Experienced Side Effects from Ethylene Oxide?

If you or a loved one have experienced side effects from ethylene oxide and were exposed to it from a B. Braun device, you may be able to join in the lawsuits against the manufacturing company. To do so, get in touch with a lawyer in your area.

How Do Class Action Lawsuits Work?

A class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit designed to recover money for many people who are all injured by the same company. It combines all the victims in one class for the purposes of a trial and makes it easier for all of them to get compensated. A class action lawsuit can be the best way to help the greatest number of people. Instead of going through the lengthy process of separate lawsuits against different defendants, the victims in each class action suit can join together to sue one defendant.

When filing a class action lawsuit, a lawyer files a complaint in what is known as the "court of the district" where the defendant is located. The plaintiff in a case can be individual or can be a group of people. The class action lawsuit is filed on behalf of everyone who had experienced the same side effects from ethylene oxide treatment. The class action suit will include all of the people who have experienced side effects and have been adversely affected by the company's negligence in spreading the pollutant.

Joining a Class Action Lawsuit for B. Braun Cancer

Dozens of individuals have already engaged in a class action lawsuit against B. Braun. You can join them by contacting a lawyer. To be eligible, you must have lived near the plant or worked at a plant that emitted ethylene oxide. You also must have been diagnosed with cancer following your time in that area.

Among the people currently fighting B. Braun are several local residents and a number of former employees. Therefore, if you believe that your cancer was caused by this negligent company, you are not alone. Contact a B. Braun cancer lawyer to start developing your case against this multinational corporation.

Get Legal Counsel Today

It is not fair that your cancer was caused by the negligence of a large company. Yet, by collecting compensation for your losses, you can remediate some of the damage that has been done. The first step towards this outcome is contacting Kwartler Manus, LLC. With the counsel of our talented legal team, you can position yourself to recover compensation through the active class action lawsuit currently unfolding in Pennsylvania.

To get in touch with a lawyer today, use the contact form on this page, or call our office at (267) 214-8608.

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