B. Braun plants emitted significant volumes of ethylene oxide, a toxic agent which is now known to cause cancer in people who are exposed to it. An attorney can help you file a personal injury claim against B. Braun by guiding you through the process of joining a class action lawsuit.
By filing a claim, you may be able to hold B. Braun financially responsible for damages you have endured due to ethylene oxide exposure at its plants. You may also be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Talking to a lawyer is the first step you can take towards being compensated for the injuries B. Braun has caused you.
B. Braun Emitted Toxic Chemicals Throughout Philadelphia
B. Braun has targeted the residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through the operation of ethylene oxide plants within city limits. Unfortunately, these plants emitted substantial amounts of ethylene oxide. Ethylene oxide is now known to cause cancer in people who are exposed to it. By breathing it in, people can develop soft tissue and bone sarcoma. In addition, people who were exposed to high levels of ethylene oxide have also developed angiosarcoma and hemangiopericytoma.
What is Ethylene Oxide?
Ethylene oxide (EtO) is known to cause cancer in humans and animals. Over time, it can damage the lungs and cause respiratory problems, including asthma and lung cancer. When people are exposed to ethylene oxide, they can suffer from a variety of side effects, which may occur immediately or over a long period of time.
In the medical field, EtO is employed often when sterilizing equipment and supplies. EtO has also been used to sterilize surgical instruments and items used during medical examinations. Consequently, many healthcare workers have been exposed to EtO while on the job.
Long-term exposure can lead to:
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Lymphocytic leukemia
- Higher risks of breast cancer in women
Do I Have a Case for a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney?
If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and have collected a paycheck from B. Braun, you may be entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawsuit may be filed by a victim who has been exposed to harmful toxic agents.
These toxic agents can cause serious and permanent injuries such as birth defects, cancer, and other diseases that are caused by chemical contamination. Victims may be entitled to compensation and should speak with an attorney to learn more about their legal options.
What Damages Can I Collect from B. Braun?
If you have worked at B. Braun and have suffered an illness due to the negligence of the company, you may be entitled to damages. An individual who has been exposed to B. Braun EtO may be awarded compensation for a wide range of damages. These damages can include but are not limited to, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and punitive damages. The type of damages you may be entitled to will depend on the severity of your personal injury.
Damages are typically divided into two different categories, economic damages, and non-economic damages. Economic damages include monetary losses that are easily documented through receipts and bills. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are intangible and therefore must be calculated by a knowledgeable professional.
Usually, a multiplier is used to calculate non-economic damages. The multiplier formula multiplies your total economic or special damages by a number between 1.5 and 5. The multiplier depends on the severity of your illness or injury, with worse injuries falling on the higher end of the range.
You can calculate your total damages quickly by contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer from Kwartler Manus, LLC today. They should be familiar with cases like yours, so trust them to help you get started with filing a claim by calculating your total damages.
File Your Claim Against B. Braun
Kwartler Manus, LLC has already been contacted by several individuals who hope to recover compensation from B. Braun. You can join them by reaching out to our firm today. When you do, rest assured that we will compassionately guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit against this massive corporation. It may seem like a stressful undertaking, but we will carry you through the entire ordeal.
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