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Court: Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois
Defendant's Attorney: Not available.
Description: Chicago, Illinois personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff who sued Defendants on negligence theories.
Sue Kamuda, age 70, sued Sotera Health d/b/a Sterigenics and Griffith Foods claiming that she developed cancer as a direct result of exposure to ethylene oxide gas used to sterilize medical tools.
Defendants' plant was a short distance from her home. People who lived close to the plaintiff developed cancer much more often than the general public.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $38 million in compensatory damages and $325 million in punitive damages.