The chemical company, DuPont, manufactures products in its Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. For years, DuPont allowed large amounts of C8 from its plant to contaminate the air, groundwater and landfills in the area resulting in contamination of drinking water in six water districts in Ohio and West Virginia.
C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA) is a chemical used to reduce the surface tension of water. and is used in the manufacturing of Teflon, non-stick cookware, stain-resistant carpet, cosmetics, dental floss, and other consumer products.
Residents of Ohio and West Virginia suffered from life threatening illnesses, including certain cancers, and even death after consuming the C8 contaminated water.
The attorneys of Wright & Schulte work every day to preserve the rights of personal injury victims, one case and one client at a time. If you or a loved one resides or resided in one of the six water districts and are suffering from kidney or testicular cancer and you’re looking for a personal injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized, and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte today.
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Wright and Schulte, LLC filed personal injury lawsuits in December 2018 on behalf of two individuals against E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (Du Pont). The lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia under case numbers 3:18-cv-01512 and 3:18-cv-01513. The Complaints for damages can be viewed below
David Washington v. Du Pont Roundup Case Washington verses Du Pont
Download Case 3:18-cv-01512
Jimmy Thornton v. Du Pont C8 Thornton Complaint verses Du Pont
Download Case 3:18-cv-01513
Putney v. Du Pont Putney C8 Complaint, CCIS, and Summons
Download Case 2:20-cv-00874