If you believe you or a loved one have been exposed to C8 contaminated drinking water, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a FREE C8 lawsuit case evaluation at www.yourlegalhelp.com or 1-800-399-0795.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 04, 2014
Wright & Schulte LLC is representing a 49-year-old West Virginia resident in a C8 lawsuit that alleges the man developed ulcerative colitis as a result of drinking C8 contaminated water released from DuPont’s Washington Works Plant. According to the C8 complaint, the West Virginia man lived or worked in the Lubeck water district in West Virginia from about 1978 to 2012. The C8 negligence complaint states that the man was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in July 2002 and he will need lifelong medical treatment. The claim also states that the C8 released from DuPont’s West Virginia plant has made, and continues to make, the plaintiff physically ill and has significantly increased his risk of cancer and other disease.
The C8 complaint further alleges that the plaintiff's injuries are lasting in nature and he will need lifelong medical treatment. The C8 lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (Case 2:14-cv-00202) In addition to filing C8 lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been exposed to C8 contaminated water, Attorney Richard W. Schulte, a founding partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, is on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the C8 litigation in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, where there are approximately 2500 C8 water contamination lawsuits pending (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433)
The plaintiff in the C8 lawsuit filed by Wright & Schulte LLC is among thousands of Ohio and West Virginia residents who were exposed to the chemical perfluorooctanoate acid, commonly known as C8. According to a report by the C8 Science Panel, DuPont’s Washington Works plant, located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, had been releasing large amounts of C8 chemicals into landfills along the Ohio River, private drinking water wells, and into the Ohio River. As a result of the C8 release from the plant, a class-action lawsuit was filed in 2001 on behalf of nearly 70,000 Ohio and West Virginia residents living in the water districts near the plant. (Leach v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 01-C-608 (W. Va. Cir. Ct.))
In 2005, DuPont settled the class action lawsuit. As part of the settlement, the C8 Health Project was created to gather health information from the nearly 70,000 members of the class action who were exposed to C8 due to living near the Washington Works plant. The information-gathering began in July 2005 through written questionnaires and a series of blood tests, which included a test to determine the amount of C8 in the residents’ blood. The health data was shared with the C8 Science Panel, which was also created as a part of the class action lawsuit settlement. The C8 Science Panel was asked to determine whether there were probable links between C8 exposure and diseases in the community.
The Science Panel found six probable links with exposure to C8: Ulcerative Colitis, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, pregnancy-induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia), kidney cancer and testicular cancer. Individuals who drank contaminated water for at least one year prior to December 4, 2004 from six water districts or from private wells within those districts were eligible to file personal injury lawsuits. The six affected water districts are:
- City of Belpre, Ohio
- Little Hocking, Ohio,
- Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia
- Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia,
- Tuppers Plains, Ohio
- Village of Pomeroy, Ohio
The C8 attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC offer free consultations to anyone who may have been exposed to C8 contaminated drinking water associated with DuPont’s Washington Works plant and developed an illness that may be linked to C8. Individuals who lived or worked in certain Ohio and West Virginia water districts prior to December 4, 2004, or their survivors, may be entitled to file a personal injury or wrongful death C8 lawsuit. To learn more about filing a potential C8 lawsuit, contact Wright & Shulte LLC by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free DuPont C8 lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-888-399-0795.