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C8 Lawsuit Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC Applaud Scheduling of First Trials in Multidistrict Litigation Established for Federal DuPont C8 Lawsuits
Date:9/4/2013

Little Hocking, Ohio (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

The C8 lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury law firm, are pleased to report that federal lawsuits filed on behalf Of mid-Ohio Valley residents allegedly sickened by C8 tainted drinking linked to DuPont’s Washington Works facility in Parkersburg, West Virginia, are moving forward in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. According to court documents, U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus, who is overseeing the federal C8 lawsuits, has scheduled the multidistrict litigation’s first bellwether trial for September 2015. A second C8 lawsuit will head to trial in November 2015. (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433)

Wright & Schulte LLC is representing numerous plaintiffs who have filed C8 lawsuits in the federal litigation. Firm partner, Richard W. Schulte, is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in that proceeding. Wright & Schulte LLC continues to offer free C8 lawsuit consultations to anyone who may have become ill following exposure to drinking water that was contaminated with C8 from the DuPont facility. Individuals who lived or worked in certain Ohio and West Virginia water districts prior to December 3, 2004, or their survivors, may be entitled to file a C8 lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death if they or a loved one suffered from an illness that may be linked to C8 exposure, including:

  •          Kidney cancer
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  •     Testicular cancer
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  •     Thyroid disease
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  •     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.

C8, a chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon, was discharged from the Washington Works plant for decades. In 2005, DuPont reached a settlement in a C8 class action lawsuit which, among other things, charged the C8 Science Panel with investigating potential links between exposure to the chemical and a number of serious illnesses. In October 2012, the Panel reported that it had established a probable association between C8 exposure and kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, preeclampsia, and high cholesterol. (Leach v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 01-C-608 (W. Va. Cir. Ct.))
(c8sciencepanel.org/prob_link.html; C8 Science Panel, October 29, 2012)

The C8 class action lawsuit settlement also stipulated that any individual who had been exposed to C8 contaminated water would be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit if they developed a disease ultimately determined to be associated with C8 exposure. In order to file an individual C8 lawsuit against DuPont, potential plaintiffs must have been diagnosed with a related disease, and they must have lived in one of six water districts included in the settlement prior to December 3, 2004. Those six water districts are:

  •          Little Hocking, Ohio
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  •     Belpre, Ohio
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  •     Village of Pomeroy, Ohio
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  •     Tuppers Plains, Ohio
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  •     Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia
  •     
  •     Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia

Court filings indicate that at least 46 C8 lawsuits have already been filed in the federal litigation underway in Ohio. However, the Class covered by the 2005 C8 lawsuit settlement included upwards of 70,000 people who lived and worked in the mid-Ohio Valley prior to December 3, 2004. As such, it is likely that the number of claims brought in the federal litigation will multiply in the coming weeks and months. The C8 lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC will be attending a number of town hall meetings scheduled for the near future, at which time potential plaintiffs will be able to learn more about the legal options available to them.

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

Contact: Wright Schulte LLC
812 East National Road
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
1-800-399-0795

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