Toxic Tort Attorney and Water Contamination Lawyer investigating Ohio Dupont lawsuits and C8 cancer claims for plaintiffs in Ohio and West Virginia
In 2017, a class action settlement was reached involving around 3,500 claims made against DuPont involving C8 water contamination. A Teflon plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia apparently released millions of pounds of toxic C8 into the Ohio River, leading to hundreds of cases of kidney and testicular cancer, and ulcerative colitis.
Plaintiffs involved in Ohio Dupont Lawsuits claim that DuPont knew many years ago that C8 was both toxic and released into the Ohio River. But the company failed to warn employees or residents about the safety issue and potential cancer risks associated with C8. In addition to several private drinking wells contaminated, six water districts may be at heightened risk of testicular and kidney cancer, including:
- Little Hocking (Washington and Athens Counties, OH)
- Belpre (Washington County, OH)
- Lubeck (Wood Country, WV)
- Tuppers Plains (Athens and Meigs Counties, OH)
- Mason (Mason County, WV)
- Pomeroy (Meigs County, OH)
Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati toxic tort attorney reviewing Ohio Dupont lawsuits. The Lyon Firm represents injured plaintiffs nationwide in a variety of toxic exposure cases.
Personal Injury Lawsuits & C8 Cancer Cases
Plaintiffs must satisfy the following to have a viable wrongful death or preventable cancer lawsuit:
- Confirmed diagnosis of Testicular or Kidney Cancer
- Resided in, attended school in, or was employed in one of affected water districts listed above
- Residency/School/Employment was equal or greater to one year between 1950 and 2004
Ohio Dupont Lawsuits & C8 Settlements
If you or a loved one lived in one of the C8 contaminated areas, and have developed a related illness, you may have a personal injury claim. Any individual suffering from one of the C8 linked diseases and cancers may have an injury claim and should contact an attorney to discuss pending Ohio Dupont Lawsuits. Many cases have already settled for considerable sums, including a Washington County man who said C8 caused his cancer, and was awarded over $10 million.
A science panel created from a 2004 settlement has already discovered a probable link between C8 and kidney and testicular cancer. There are thousands of pending cases against Dupont and other chemical companies who have contaminated large swaths of land and waterways around the nation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a C8 exposure cancer related to water contamination 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, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Ohio Dupont Lawsuits and personal injury settlements.