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Schneider Hammers joins forces with law firms to file against Smyrna Sterigenics Facility

By Robert Hammers, Jr.

    SMYRNA, GA, September 05, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The attorneys at Schneider Hammers are joining forces with local law firms The Ashby Firm and Zinns Law, to file lawsuits against Sterigenics, its owner, and managers, for their negligent emission of ethylene oxide during the medical equipment sterilization process. This ethylene oxide exposure has caused abnormally high rates of cancer within the area surrounding the plant's location in Cobb County. Ethylene oxide (commonly referred to as EtO) greatly increases the risk of cancer in persons exposed to the carcinogen for an extended period of time.

Residents of Cobb County grew concerned about Sterigenics operations when a report was released last year that neighbors near the facility were unknowingly exposed to the toxic ethylene oxide chemical and urgently began fighting to stop plant emissions, even forming a group called "Stop Sterigenics Georgia".

Sterigenics temporarily stopped operations in August 2019 to install equipment that would allegedly reduce toxic emissions and was supposed to remain closed until a final review of their new equipment could take place. However, on March 25th, 2020, a court ruled to allow the facility to operate due to the COVID-19 outbreak to sterilize medical products. On April 1st, 2020, the court ruled that Sterigenics could remain operational until a final hearing takes place when courts are back in session.

After hearing the community's outcry, Schneider Hammers, The Ashby Firm, and Zinns Law joined forces to hold Sterigenics accountable and put an end to Sterigenics' operations. These lawyers are dedicated to fighting on behalf of Cobb County residents for their health and safety.

About Schneider Hammers
Schneider Hammers is well versed in personal injury law, and has been handling cases related to wrongful death, defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, and other areas of personal injury for over 40 years. The team at Schneider Hammers approaches each case with honesty and integrity, striving to deliver high quality legal representation to those who have been harmed due to the negligence of another. For more information about Schneider Hammers, visit

5555 Glenridge Con Suite 975,
Atlanta, GA 30342
(770) 394-0047

About The Ashby Firm
Drew Ashby began his legal career defending insurance companies, then transitioned his career to representing personal injury victims and founded The Ashby Firm. As a Trial Lawyer, Drew has represented individuals harmed by catastrophic injuries, defective products, chemical exposures, and more. For more information about Drew Ashby and The Ashby Firm, visit

5447 Roswell Rd,
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 777-7771

About Zinns Law
For over 15 years, Sharon Zinns at Zinns Law, has represented individuals who have developed mesothelioma and other cancers from being exposed to toxic substances including asbestos and talc powders. She has also handled wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of surviving family members of those who have lost their lives due to toxic exposures. Her motto in her legal practice is "Strength. Compassion. Justice." as she zealously fights for her clients while not losing sight of the real suffering they are experiencing. For more information about Sharon Zinns and Zinns Law, visit


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