Ohio Toxic Exposure Attorney and Class Action C8 Cancer Lawyer representing plaintiffs and reviewing testicular cancer and kidney cancer cases linked to C8 exposure in Ohio and West Virginia
As early as 2012, experts revealed a “probable link” between Dupont’s C8 chemical and kidney and testicular cancers. For a long time, before legal pressure and evidence of toxicity, DuPont said that exposure to the C8 chemical used to make Teflon was harmless. The C8 Science Panel, however, concluded that C8 (or perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA) put residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley (some West Virginia and Ohio counties) at a risk for developing kidney cancer and testicular cancer.
The six-year study of the DuPont C8 chemical paved the way for huge number of pending injury and toxic exposure lawsuits. A class action lawsuit filed against Dupont alleged that the company knew of the toxic properties of C8 and failed to warn workers and residents, and allowed for widespread water contamination, linked to testicular and kidney cancer cases. Contact a C8 cancer lawyer if you have been diagnosed with cancer and lived, worked or went to school for one or more years in the following water districts before Dec. 3, 2004:
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Toxic Exposure Attorney and Class Action C8 Cancer Lawyer representing cancer victims and plaintiffs in Ohio and West Virginia. Large settlements may available if your kidney cancer or testicular cancer can be linked to C8 toxic exposure.
Medical testing for workers and residents in the Dupont C8 contamination area provided early evidence of cancer and diseases linked to C8 exposure from Dupont’s Washington Works plant. As a result, DuPont and Chemours agreed to pay $671 million to settle about 3,550 personal injury lawsuits.
In West Virginia, DuPont used C8 since the 1950s to make Teflon and other nonstick products, oil-resistant paper packaging and stain-resistant textiles. DuPont agreed to phase-out the chemical, but safety advocates and attorneys are concerned about a growing list of possible health effects and cancer cases leftover from over 50 years of toxic exposure in Ohio and West Virginia.
Health experts have said the kidney cancer rate among residents exposed to high levels of C8 is between 20 percent and 60 percent higher than lesser or non-exposed residents. For testicular cancer, rates are 80 percent to 170 percent higher among residents with higher exposures.
C8 is a chemical also known as ammonium perfluorooctanoate acid (PFOA) which is used to make Teflon. C8 helped to prevent Teflon ingredients from clogging together during production. C8 is now known to cause kidney cancer and testicular cancer, among other adverse health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with testicular cancer or kidney cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from DuPont. Contact an experienced C8 cancer lawyer to investigate your unique situation.
In the 1970s and 1980s, DuPont conducted medical studies that showed C8 can build up in the blood, causing health problems, including cancer. DuPont’s internal communications stated that C8 is “toxic,” yet continued to use the chemical. Not until many cancer victims and plaintiffs began filing lawsuits against Dupont, did the company discontinue C8. Ohio and West Virginia residents and workers who resided in the water districts listed above, and have been diagnosed with cancer, should contact a C8 cancer lawyer to weigh the legal options available.
If you or a loved one has suffered a C8 exposure cancer such as kidney cancer or testicular cancer and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio class action C8 cancer lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding injury settlement.