A Recent C8 Lawsuit Contends C8 Tainted Drinking Water DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Tainted Area Water Supply Allegedly
A recent C8 lawsuit was filed on behalf of an Ohio man who developed testicular cancer allegedly from drinking water contaminated with C8, a toxic chemical released from DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Wood County, West Virginia. The C8 lawsuit contends that the 58-year-old Belpre, Ohio, man has lifelong medical injuries as a result of DuPont’s negligence in allowing C8 to be emitted into public and private drinking water supplies. This C8 lawsuit was filed by Wright & Schulte LLC, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division. (2:14-cv-00119-MHW-NMK)
The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently representing numerous residents of Ohio and West Virginia in C8 lawsuits under MDL 2433 and urge those who have experienced medical issues and live in any of the six areas designated by C8 Science Panel as having C8 contaminated drinking water to contact one of their attorneys for more information and a free legal evaluation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or by visiting www.yourohiolegalhelp.com
This latest C8 lawsuit is similar to dozens of complaints filed against DuPont since April 2013 when a science panel found a potential link between C8, also known as perfluorooctanoic acid, and cancer and other diseases. According to The West Virginia Record (WV Record), the science panel was established as part of a C8 class action lawsuit settlement in 2005. The science panel, assigned to determine the effects of C8, found that exposure to C8 could lead to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease), pregnancy-induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia), and high cholesterol, the WV Record reported.
[wvrecord.com/news/263788-four-new-lawsuits-allege-injury-from-duponts-wood-co-plant, November 1, 2013]
As C8 lawsuits against DuPont began to mount, the pending cases from Ohio and West Virginia were transferred and consolidated to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. (In re: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL 2433) Currently, there are 900 cases pending in MDL-2433. Court records indicate that plaintiffs in the C8 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits all allege that they ingested the contaminated drinking water released from DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, W. Virginia and suffered from at least one of the diseases identified by the panel. According to the order that consolidated the C-8 cases, the 2005 settlement was between DuPont and a class of about 80,000 people who lived in six water districts allegedly contaminated by C-8 released from the Washington Works plant. The water districts named in the C8 settlement are:
- Village of Pomeroy, Ohio
- Little Hocking, Ohio
- Belpre, Ohio
- Tuppers Plains, Ohio
- Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia
- Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia
[jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/MDL-2433-Initial_Transfer-03-13.pdf, April 8, 2013]
According to the lawsuit filed by the C8 attorneys at Wright & Schulte, LLC, the Belpre, Ohio man is eligible to file a complaint because he lived or worked in the Lubeck Public Service District in West Virginia, one of the six districts named in the settlement, since 1982. The Ohio man’s lawsuit contends that DuPont conducted its own research and found C8 was toxic, yet the company continued to release the chemical without putting additional control or abatement equipment in place. According to the lawsuit, which seeks compensatory and punitive damages, DuPont’s negligence caused the Ohio man to incur, and will continue to incur, medical expenses due to needing hospital care and related health care services.
The C8 attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC offer free consultations to anyone who may have been exposed to C8 contaminated drinking water associated with DuPont’s Washington Works plant and developed an illness that may be linked to C8. Individuals who lived or worked in certain Ohio and West Virginia water districts prior to December 3, 2004, or their survivors, may be entitled to file a personal injury or wrongful death C8 lawsuit. To learn more about filing a potential C8 lawsuit, contact Wright & Shulte LLC by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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