May 13, 2020 — A hospital housekeeper who developed health problems after exposure to OxyCide cleaning products has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, Ecolab Inc.
The lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Gretchen E., a housekeeper who has worked at Stanford Healthcare in Palo Alto, California since September 2017.
At work, she was required to use OxyCide to wipe down doors, sinks, floors, equipment and more. The first time she used OxyCide, she suffered nose bleeds and coughing, according to the lawsuit.
After suffering severe coughing for several months, she says a medical specialist recommended that she avoid exposure to OxyCide.
In the lawsuit, she accuses Ecolab of failing to warn hospitals about OxyCide’s side effects, which include burning eyes, nasal problems, headache, nausea, asthma-like symptoms and rashes.
“Hospital workers have consistently and repeatedly reported serious physical injuries associated with the use of Ecolab’s OxyCide Cleaning Products since they were first distributed in 2013 to over 500 hospitals in the U.S.”
The lawsuit was filed on May 8, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota — In RE: Eadson v. Ecolab, Inc. et al. — Case Number 0:20-cv-01126.
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