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Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury law firm, reports that DuPont C8 lawsuits alleging illness as a result of pollution from the DuPont Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, have begun to move forward in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. According to court documents, at least 26 DuPont C8 lawsuits are currently pending in the litigation, all of which allege wrongful death or personal injuries associated with exposure to drinking water contaminated with DuPont C8. The Honorable Edmund A. Sargus Jr. will preside over the litigation. (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433.)
In October 2012, the C8 Science Panel concluded that there is a probable link between the chemical and a number of disorders, including:
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)
- Preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
- High cholesterol
[c8sciencepanel.org/prob_link.html; C8 Science Panel,
October 29, 2012]
Per the terms of a 2005 DuPont C8 class action lawsuit settlement, Individuals who lived in the vicinity of the Washington Works plant for at least 1 year prior to December 3, 2004, may be eligible to file a DuPont C8 lawsuit if they developed any of the “probable link” illnesses identified by the C8 Science Panel. (Leach v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 01-C-608 (W. Va. Cir. Ct.) Wright & Schulte LLC is offering free DuPont C8 lawsuit to individuals who meet these criteria. For more information on filing a DuPont C8 exposure lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.
DuPont C8 Contamination in Ohio and West Virginia
C8, also known as perfluorooctoanoic acid (PFOA), was allegedly used for decades at DuPont’s Washington Works plant. According to a report from the Environmental Working Group, DuPont conducted tests in 1984 that showed tap water in one Ohio water district near the plant had been contaminated with C8, but never informed the public about the danger. Internal DuPont studies also indicate the company knew as early as 1980 that C8 was toxic, persistent, and that it presented health risks to exposed individuals.
[ wvrecord.com/news/255142-science-panel-releases-final-c8-exposure-reports-adds-new-disease-to-list November 2012]
[ wvgazette.com/News/201207300038 July 2012 ]
[ ewg.org/research/dupont-hid-teflon-pollution-decades; Environmental Working Group, December 13, 2013 ]
According to a report from the News and Sentinel, it is now known that C8 discharged from the DuPont Washington Works polluted six area water supplies in Ohio and West Virginia, including:
- Little Hocking, Ohio
- Belpre, Ohio
- Pomeroy, Ohio
- Tuppers Plains, Ohio
- Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia
- Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia
While just 26 DuPont C8 lawsuits are pending in the federal multidistrict litigation so far, many more cases are expected to be filed in the coming months, the News and Sentinel said.
[newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/570485/Lawsuits-claim-injury-from-C8-exposure.html?nav=5061 February 2013]
According to Wright & Schulte, residents and former residents of the area suffering from a designated illness may file such a claim, so long as they lived in one of the affected 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 they lived in one of the six water districts during the stipulated time period.
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