Roger C. Denton of Schlichter Bogard & Denton LLP Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in C8 Multi-District Litigation
Schlichter Bogard & Denton LLP is pleased to announce that Roger C. Denton has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Presently, there are 44 lawsuits pending in the MDL.
C8 is a man-made chemical used in manufacturing products, such as nonstick cookware, protective finishes on carpets, and water-resistant clothing. From the 1950s until 2004, DuPont used C8 to manufacture Teflon and other products at its Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The C8 lawsuits pending in the Multi-District Litigation allege permanent injuries and death caused by C8 pollution stemming from DuPont’s manufacturing plant in West Virginia. In particular, it is alleged that the widespread contamination was caused by DuPont’s manufacturing process releasing significant amounts of C8 into the air and water surrounding the plant, and the chemical being disposed of in nearby landfills and the Ohio River.
The following six water districts in West Virginia and Ohio have tested positive for C8: Little Hocking, Ohio; Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia; City of Belpre, Ohio; Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia; Tuppers Plains, Ohio; and Village of Pomeroy, Ohio. In October 2012, the C8 Science Panel reported that it determined several probable links between C8 exposure and human illness, including high cholesterol, kidney cancer, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis, and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Individuals who consumed drinking water in one of these water districts for at least one year prior to December 3, 2004, or their survivors, and suffered any of these injuries may be eligible to file a claim.
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