Sutter Health Exposure to OxyCide
EKO has filed a complaint against Sutter Health, Northern California's largest healthcare provider, regarding harm to healthcare workers caused by OxyCide disinfectant cleaner.
OxyCide is used to clean and disinfect hospital rooms. Numerous environmental services staff members at hospitals throughout the country have reported illnesses they relate to the use of OxyCide, including occupational asthma.
The court recently granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for class certification. The Court certified the following classes:
Injunctive Relief Class: all persons who were employed at Sutter Health hospitals in the state of California as environmental services staff members and whose job duties included working with OxyCide from May 15, 2016 to the present.
Negligence Subclass: all class members who experienced burning eyes, burning throat, nasal congestion, nasal irritation, chronic cough, headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of consciousness, nosebleeds, hay fever symptoms, asthma symptoms, respiratory irritation, skin burns, rashes, or reactions affecting their pulmonary or respiratory functions while working with OxyCide from May 15, 2018 to the present. Excluded from this subclass are individuals who are pursuing or intend to pursue claims against EcoLab for those injuries.
If you have been exposed to OxyCide and believe you have suffered an illness as a result, you may have a claim for relief.