C8 Lawsuit Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC Are Already Representing Numerous West Virginia and Ohio Residents in C8 Lawsuits that Seek Compensation for Illnesses Allegedly Caused by Exposure to C8 Tainted Drinking Water Associated with DuPont’s Washington Works Facility in Parkersburg, West Virginia. They Will Meet with Residents This September to Discuss Their Legal Options and Filing a C8 Lawsuit.
The C8 lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury law firm, will be meeting with mid-Ohio Valley residents who would like to discuss filing a C8 lawsuit against DuPont in September. If you would like to attend a meeting please call 1-800-399-0795 or contact us through our FREE case review form on our site www.yourlegalhelp.com. Wright & Schulte LLC is already representing numerous clients in a multidistrict litigation established for DuPont C8 lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, where Richard W. Schulte, a partner with the firm, is serving as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. All of the lawsuits pending in the federal proceeding allege personal injury or wrongful death due to ingestion of drinking water that was polluted with C8, a toxic chemical that was discharged from DuPont’s Washington Works facility in Parkersburg for decades. (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433
Anyone who lived or worked in certain Ohio and West Virginia water districts prior to December 1, 2004, or their survivors, may be eligible to file a C8 lawsuit if they developed a disease that may be related to exposure to C8-tainted drinking water, including.
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid disease, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid Disorder
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)
- Preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
- High cholesterol
Affected individuals are urged to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today to schedule an appointment with a C8 lawyer during their visit to the area. To learn more about C8 lawsuits, please call 1-800-399-0795, or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com.
C8, also known as PFOA or perfluorooctanoic acid, is a chemical that was used by DuPont in the manufacture of Teflon. In 2005, DuPont reached a settlement in a C8 class action lawsuit which, among other things, established the C8 Science Panel and charged it with investigating potential links between exposure to the chemical and a number of serious illnesses. In October 2012, the Panel reported that it had established a probable association between C8 exposure and kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, preeclampsia, and high cholesterol. (Leach v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 01-C-608 (W. Va. Cir. Ct.))
(c8sciencepanel.org/prob_link.html; C8 Science Panel, October 29, 2012)
The C8 class action lawsuit settlement, which affected some 70,000 Ohio and West Virginia residents who lived and worked in the vicinity of the Washington Works plant, also stipulated that any individual who had been exposed to C8 contaminated water would be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit if they developed a disease ultimately determined to be associated with C8 exposure. In order to file an individual C8 lawsuit against DuPont, potential plaintiffs must have been diagnosed with a related disease, and they must have lived in one of six water districts included in the settlement prior to December 1, 2004. Those six water districts are:
- Little Hocking, Ohio
- Belpre, Ohio
- Village of Pomeroy, Ohio
- Tuppers Plains, Ohio
- Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia
- Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia
A federal multidistrict litigation was established this past April in the Southern District of Ohio to handle all personal injury and wrongful death claims filed in accordance with the terms of the 2005 C8 class action lawsuit settlement. According to court documents, U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus, who is overseeing the federal C8 lawsuits, has scheduled the multidistrict litigation’s first bellwether trial for September 2015. A second C8 lawsuit will head to trial in November 2015.
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