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Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced Ohio personal injury law firm representing the victims of Dupont C8 exposure in Dupont C8 Lawsuits, commends the C8 Medical Panel on its newly-released recommendations for medical monitoring of Ohio and West Virginia residents who were exposed to C8-tainted drinking water associated with DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg West Virginia. According to a May 26th Associated Press report, the Panel recommended, among other things, protocols for initial screening and diagnostic testing of affected residents.
[therepublic.com/view/story/24afad673fed462686d3190ee1e7b13b/WV--C8-Lawsuit-Monitoring May 26, 2013]
The DuPont C8 lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently representing numerous individuals in DuPont C8 lawsuits, all of whom allege illness due to Dupont C8 exposure associated with the Washington Works Plant. The Firm continues to offer free DuPont C8 lawsuit consultations to individuals who lived in one of six Ohio and West Virginia water districts located in the vicinity of the DuPont Washington Works Plant for at least one year prior to December 3, 2004, and developed any of the following illnesses:
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)
- Preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
- High cholesterol
For more information on filing a DuPont C8 exposure lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.
C8, also known as perfluorooctoanoic acid (PFOA), was used for decades at DuPont’s Washington Works plant. In 2005, DuPont reached a settlement in a C8 class action lawsuit which, among other things, required the formation of the C8 Medical Panel. The same settlement also created the C8 Science Panel, which in October 2012 reported that it had established a probable link between exposure to C8 contaminated drinking water and a number of illnesses, including kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, preeclampsia, and high cholesterol. The 2005 settlement also stipulated that class members who consumed C8-tainted drinking water from one of six Ohio and West Virginia water districts for at least 1 year prior to December 3, 2004 would have the right to sue for personal injuries if they developed a disorder that the C8 Science Panel ultimately deemed a “probable link” disease. The Ohio and West Virginia water districts affected by the DuPont class action lawsuit settlement include:
- Little Hocking, Ohio
- City of Belpre, Ohio
- Tuppers Plains, Ohio
- Village of Pomeroy, Ohio
- Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia
- Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia
[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]
Court records show that more than two dozen DuPont C8 lawsuits alleging personal injury and wrongful death are now pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Among other things, these complaints allege that as early as the 1980s, DuPont had information in its possession that indicated exposure to C8-tainted drinking water could lead to various adverse health consequences in exposed workers. Plaintiffs further allege that DuPont has known for several decades that discharge of C8 into the Ohio River from the Washington Works contaminated water supplies, and that C8 pollution from the facility could be reduced substantially by use of a carbon absorption treatment system. (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433)
According to Wright & Schulte, any individual who developed a linked illness is eligible to file a DuPont C8 lawsuit in the federal litigation, so long as they lived in one of the affected water districts prior to December 3, 2004. Surviving family members of an individual whose death was caused by a linked illness may also file a C8 lawsuit on their behalf if that relative lived in one of the districts during the stipulated time period.
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