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Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm representing clients in C8 lawsuits, announces they have launched a new C8 lawsuit Facebook page to provide members of the public with updated information about the ongoing DuPont C8 lawsuit litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433) The new C8 lawsuit Facebook page will operate as an adjunct to Wright & Schulte’s C8 lawsuit website, and serve as another avenue for clients, potential clients and others who may have questions about the ongoing litigation to connect with the Firm. In addition to accessing important C8 information regarding the latest developments in the DuPont C8 lawsuit litigation, visitors to the page will be able to link to Wright & Schulte’s website, share their own experiences with C8 exposure related illnesses, and interact with the Firm’s C8 lawyers. Visitors are invited to “Like” the C8 lawsuit page to receive all the latest news on C8 Exposure and to help spread the word about this important legal issue.
Wright & Schulte LLC is already representing numerous clients in the federal C8 lawsuit litigation established in the Southern District of Ohio, where partner, Richard W. Schulte, serves on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee. The Firm continues to offer free C8 lawsuit evaluations to individuals who were exposed to C8 tainted drinking water associated with pollution from the DuPont Washington Works plant in Parkersburg West Virginia. To be eligible to file a claim in the federal C8 litigation, potential plaintiffs must have lived in one of six Ohio and West Virginia water districts for at least one year prior to December 3, 2004, and they must have developed one the following illnesses that has been linked to C8 exposure:
- 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 C8 lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation with an attorney from Wright & Schulte LLC, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.
DuPont C8 Lawsuits
According to court filings, all of the C8 lawsuits pending in the federal litigation allege personal injury and/or death due to exposure to C8 contaminated drinking water. C8 is a chemical used to manufacture Teflon which was used at the DuPont facility starting in the 1950s. Plaintiffs in C8 lawsuits allege DuPont had information in its possession as early as the 1980s that indicated exposure to C8-tainted drinking water could lead to serious adverse health consequences. They further claim that the company knew for several decades that discharge of C8 into the Ohio River from the Washington Works facility had polluted surrounding water supplies, and that this pollution could have been substantially reduced by use of a carbon absorption treatment system, court filing show.
In 2005, DuPont reached a C8 class action settlement affecting over 70,000 people living in six affected water districts in Ohio and West Virginia where dangerous levels of C8 pollution had been detected in drinking water. Among other things, the DuPont C8 class action settlement required that the company fund a C8 Science Panel which would investigate potential links between C8 exposure and disease. The settlement also stipulated that individuals who lived and worked in the impacted water districts would maintain their right to sue DuPont for personal injury if they suffered from any diseases or disorders the Panel ultimately determined were linked to C8 exposure. The six affected water districts include:
- Little Hocking, Ohio
- Belpre, Ohio
- Village of Pomeroy, Ohio
- Tuppers Plains, 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.)
In October 2012, the C8 Science Panel announced it had found probable links between the chemical and a number of disorders, including testicular and kidney cancers, pregnancy-induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia), thyroid disease, high cholesterol and inflammatory bowel disease. Individuals who lived or worked in one of the water districts stipulated by the C8 lawsuit settlement for at least one year prior to December 3, 2004 are now eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against DuPont. Survivors of individuals who died as a result of a probable linked illness may file a wrongful death suit against DuPont, so long as their loved one met all eligibility requirements set forth in the DuPont C8 class action lawsuit settlement.
(c8sciencepanel.org/prob_link.html; C8 Science Panel, October 29, 2012)
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.
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