Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 06, 2014
Attorneys representing clients along the Ohio River in the vicinity of the DuPont Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg W. Virginia in C8 lawsuits that allege their clients contracted illnesses including kidney disease and thyroid cancer purportedly from C8 tainted drinking water are in the process of selecting 20 lawsuits from the C8 litigation that is currently underway in the 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)
Court records indicate that attorneys in the C8 litigation involving DuPont must produce complaints that they would like included in the C8 lawsuit bellwether trials. A meeting to narrow the number of cases selected for the bellwether trial down to six cases is scheduled for September 6th. Attorney Richard W. Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC is on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal C8 litigation. Wright & Schulte LLC is also representing clients who have filed C8 lawsuits.
Wright & Schulte LLC further notes there are nearly 1,500 C8 lawsuit claims (MDL No. 2433) pending litigation that allege plaintiffs or their loved ones became ill or even died after being exposed to drinking water contaminated with C8, a toxic chemical discharged from DuPonts Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
According to court documents, plaintiffs in the C8 lawsuit claims either worked or lived in the area of DuPonts Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia and developed severe illnesses, such as kidney, testicular cancers and thyroid disease purportedly as a result of drinking contaminated drinking water.
In a previous C8 class action lawsuit filed against DuPont over C8 contamination a settlement agreement was reached with 70,000 people who lived and worked in the vicinity of the plant. As part of the settlement, a C8 Science Panel was created and charged with investigating potential links between C8 exposure and serious illnesses. According to the settlement agreement, if the C8 Science Panel ultimately determined that there were any links between the illnesses and C8, Mid-Ohio Valley residents and workers who were exposed to C8 contaminated water could file individual personal injury lawsuits against DuPont if they suffered from any of the illnesses identified by the panel. (Leach v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 01-C-608 (W. Va. Cir. Ct.))
The C8 Science Panel concluded in 2012, that there were probable links between exposure to C8 contaminated drinking water and illnesses that include:
inflammatory bowel disease
pregnancy-induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia)
[c8sciencepanel.org/prob_link.html; C8 Science Panel, October 2012]
As a result, individuals could file C8 lawsuits against DuPont if they lived or worked in one of the following six water districts in Ohio and West Virginia:
City of Belpre in Washington County, Ohio
Eastern Meigs County, Ohio
Village of Pomeroy, Ohio
Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia
Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia
Wright & Schulte LLC, continues to offer free C8 lawsuit evaluations to anyone interested in filing an individual personal injury or wrongful death claim against DuPont. To learn more about C8 lawsuits, please call 1-888-399-0795, or visit yourlegalhelp.com.
About Wright & Schulte LLC
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