C8 Lawsuits Alleging Illness Due To Contaminated Drinking Water Continue To Be Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC As Deadline Approaches

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C8 Lawsuit Claims Allege Kidney Cancer, Thyroid Disease, And Other Health Complications Due To Drinking C8 Contaminated Water Discharged From DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia

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C8 Lawsuits Alleging Illness Due To Contaminated Drinking Water Continue To Be Filed As Deadline Approaches.

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.

A recently filed C8 lawsuit purports a 61-year-old Ohio woman developed high cholesterol as a result of consuming water contaminated by the C8 chemical released by DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in West Virginia. The Ohio woman asserts that from 1953 to the present, she attended school and lived in the affected Lubeck Water Public Service District, City of Belpre water district, Little Hocking Water Association and Tuppers Plains-Chester Water District. The C8 water contamination lawsuit alleges that after DuPont knew that the C8 chemical was released from its Washington Works Plant and into the drinking water supplies in the nearby areas, DuPont did not disclose the information to the people drinking C8-tainted water. The complaint further alleges that the C8 releases from the plant have made the Ohio woman physically ill and physically harmed and she is at a significantly increased risk of cancer and other diseases. The C8 lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (Case No. 2:14-cv-1650)

The firm is currently representing numerous plaintiffs in C8 water contamination lawsuit and continues to offer free consultations to individuals who believe they have developed one or more of the illnesses listed in the C8 Science Panel findings. Attorney Richard W. Schulte, one of Wright & Schulte LLC's founding partners is serving on the plaintiff’s steering committee for C8 litigation and urges all residents in the Ohio and West Virginia area's effected by C8 contaminated water contact the office before the January 31st deadline.[c8sciencepanel.org/c8health.html] [c8sciencepanel.org/prob_link.html]

Wright & Schulte LLC further notes that high cholesterol is one of six disorders identified by the C8 Science Panel as having a probable link to exposure to C8-contaminated water. The C8 Science Panel was established as part of the settlement terms of a class-action lawsuit filed in 2001 on behalf of nearly 70,000 Ohio and West Virginia residents who were exposed to water contaminated by the C8 chemical released in DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Wood County, West Virginia. (Leach v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 01-C-608 (W. Va. Cir. Ct.)) DuPont agreed to pay for the C8 Science Panel to determine whether there are probable links between C8 exposure and diseases in the community. In a report released in October 2012, the C8 Science Panel found that there was a probable link between C8 exposure and the following health disorders:

  • High Cholesterol
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (pre-eclampsia)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease)

DuPont also agreed to pay for medical monitoring for Mid-Ohio Valley residents who lived or worked in six C8-affected water districts for at least one year prior to 2004. The 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

DuPont recently argued in court papers that the C8 Science Panel’s findings were limited and therefore, plaintiffs who filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits must show that they were exposed to a sufficient dose of C8 to prove that C8 caused their disease. U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus Jr., who is presiding over the C8 litigation, issued a ruling on December 17, 2014, that rejected DuPont’s arguments. Judge Sargus held that DuPont had previously agreed to the probable link findings by the C8 Science Panel and therefore “the individual plaintiffs are not required to come forward with evidence proving that their individual dosage of C8 is sufficient to permit the probable link finding to be applied to them.” Judge Sargus further ruled that DuPont “cannot now prevent a class member from the benefit of such a finding by pointing out the limitations in the objective criteria or protocols the science panel used to make its conclusions…" (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433)

The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC report that the deadline is quickly approaching for Ohio and West Virginia residents to file C8 lawsuits due to the statute of limitations involved in this case. The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio’s master case list shows there are 1,455 C8 lawsuit complaints pending in the litigation and more than 2,400 C8 lawsuits have been filed in Wood County Circuit Court in West Virginia. (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433)

About Wright & Schulte LLC
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.

Wright & Schulte LLC
812 East National Road
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
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