C8 Lawsuits Alleging Illness Due To Contaminated Drinking Water Continue To Be Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC As Deadline Approaches


C8 Lawsuit Claims Allege Kidney Cancer, Thyroid Disease, And Other Health Complications Due To Drinking C8 Contaminated Water Discharged From DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia

C8-lawsuit-Wright-and-Schulte-LLCA recently filed C8 lawsuit purports a 61-year-old Ohio woman developed high cholesterol as a result of consuming water contaminated by the C8 chemical released by DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in West Virginia. The Ohio woman asserts that from 1953 to the present, she attended school and lived in the affected Lubeck Water Public Service District, City of Belpre water district, Little Hocking Water Association and Tuppers Plains-Chester Water District. The lawsuit alleges that after DuPont knew that the C8 chemical was released from its Washington Works Plant and into the drinking water supplies in the nearby areas, DuPont did not disclose the information to the people drinking C8-tainted water. The complaint further alleges that the C8 releases from the plant have made the Ohio woman physically ill and physically harmed and she is at a significantly increased risk of cancer and other diseases. The C8 lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (Case No. 2:14-cv-1650)

The firm is currently representing numerous plaintiffs in C8 water contamination lawsuit and continues to offer free consultations to individuals who believe they have developed one or more of the illnesses listed in the C8 Science Panel findings. Attorney Richard W. Schulte, one of Wright & Schulte LLC’s founding partners is serving on the plaintiff’s steering committee for C8 litigation and urges all residents in the Ohio and West Virginia area’s effected by C8 contaminated water contact the office before the January 31st deadline.[c8sciencepanel.org/c8health.html] [c8sciencepanel.org/prob_link.html]

Wright & Schulte LLC furhter notes that high cholesterol is one of six diseases identified by the C8 Science Panel as having a probable link to exposure to C8-contaminated water. The C8 Science Panel was established as part of the settlement terms of a class-action lawsuit filed in 2001 on behalf of nearly 70,000 Ohio and West Virginia residents who were exposed to water contaminated by the C8 chemical released in DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Wood County, West Virginia. (Leach v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 01-C-608 (W. Va. Cir. Ct.)) DuPont agreed to pay for the C8 Science Panel to determine whether there are probable links between C8 exposure and diseases in the community. In a report released in October 2012, the C8 Science Panel found that there was a probable link between C8 exposure and the following health disorders:

  • High Cholesterol
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (pre-eclampsia)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease)

DuPont also agreed to pay for medical monitoring for Mid-Ohio Valley residents who lived or worked in six C8-affected water districts for at least one year prior to 2004. The affected water districts are:

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