Cincinnati toxic tort attorney and Ohio personal injury lawyer reviewing the Ohio C8 class action settlement and related cancer lawsuits for injured plaintiffs
In 2017, a settlement was reached involving about 3,500 claims made against DuPont involving water contamination of its chemical C8. A Chemours Teflon plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia released millions of pounds of the C8 chemical into the Ohio River and into the surrounding air, causing thousands of injuries, including kidney and testicular cancer, and ulcerative colitis.
Allegations, consumer safety advocates, attorneys and the Ohio C8 cancer lawsuit claim that DuPont knew many years ago that C8 was in the Ohio and West Virginia drinking supply, yet failed to warn the public. As a result, the company continued to release the toxin into the Ohio River and air. There were six water districts in West Virginia and Ohio contaminated with C8, including: the Little Hocking Water Association, the City of Belpre Tuppers Plains – Chester Water District, and the Village of Pomeroy. A number of private water wells were also contaminated.
DuPont and Chemours agreed to pay $670.70 million in an injury settlement. If you have been affected by the water contamination or a related C8 cancer, you may be able to recover compensation in the Ohio C8 cancer lawsuit.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati toxic tort attorney reviewing the DuPont class action settlement and Ohio C8 cancer lawsuit. The Lyon Firm represents injured plaintiffs nationwide in a variety of toxic exposure cases.
Ohio C8 Exposure & Related Illness
Researchers have linked PFOA and C8 acid exposure and ingestion to at six severe, life-threatening diseases, including:
- Ulcerative colitis
- Thyroid disease
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- High cholesterol
Ohio C8 Class Action Settlement & Legal Action
The DuPont C8 class action settlement provided $70 million for a health and education project, the installation of modern water treatment technology for the six affected water districts, $20 million for mandated water filtering, $30 million to fund a health study, medical monitoring of class members, and a settlement fund for those suffering from related C8 diseases.
If you have lived in one of the C8 contaminated areas, and have consumed water contaminated with C8, you may have an injury claim. Any individual suffering from one of the six C8 linked diseases may have an injury claim and should contact an Ohio toxic tort attorney to discuss the legal process and the Ohio C8 class action settlement. Individuals will receive a settlement based on the severity of their C8-related disease.
If you or a loved one has suffered a C8 exposure illness or disease 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 the Ohio C8 class action settlement.