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Researchers have found a probable link between the toxic chemical 8 and serious medical conditions. Personal injury lawsuits have been filed against DuPont, the company that leaked C8 into the drinking water in West Virginia and Ohio. These lawsuits are in response to the research findings by the C8 Science Panel linking exposure to C8 with a number of life-threatening diseases.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious medical condition that is or you think may be linked to exposure to C8, it is important to immediately contact an attorney to help you obtain compensation. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is currently accepting C8 induced injury cases in all 50 states. Our legal team is highly experienced in laws dealing in this field of law and has what it takes to successfully handle your claim.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, is a processing agent involved in the manufacturing of Teflon and other consumer products, such as non-stick cooking surfaces and water-resistant clothing. The DuPont Washington Works Plant, located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, used significant amounts of C8 in its products.
It is not the use of this chemical at the plant that prompted these lawsuits, rather the large amounts of C8 that were emitted from the plant and contaminated the groundwater in West Virginia. Furthermore, DuPont’s disposal of large amounts of C8 in landfills and in the Ohio River contaminated the drinking water of several Ohio communities.
More specifically, if you drank the contaminated water for at least one year before December 3, 2004 in any of the following six districts, you may have been exposed to C8 and may be at risk:
If you live or have visited any of these communities and suspect that you may be at risk for such exposure, the legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help. Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge and financial resources to investigate the specifics facts surrounding your case to determine whether you have a viable case and are entitled to compensation.
A class action lawsuit involving more than 70,000 people who drank the contaminated water in Ohio and West Virginia was filed against DuPont in 2002. In 2005, the lawsuit was settled for $70 million. As part of the settlement, DuPont agreed to phase out the use of C8 and install a state-of-the-art water treatment facility for each community whose water supply was affected by the chemical exposure.
DuPont also agreed to form the C8 Health Project, consisting of a panel of three epidemiologists to investigate “probable links” between C8 exposure and health complications. The panel has found that a probable link exists between C8 exposure and the following life-threatening illnesses:
Another condition of the settlement is that people who were injured by exposure to the C8 chemical can hire a personal injury attorney to represent them in an individual lawsuit against DuPont. The individual claims are separate from the class action lawsuits. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is currently investigating these claims and can represent you to bring a lawsuit against DuPont to seek the full and fair compensation that you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
If you or a loved one has been experienced any complications following exposure to perfluorooctanoate, a C8 attorney can assist and guide you in obtaining compensation for your pain and suffering. These cases are complicated and require the assistance of a team of attorneys who have knowledge in this specific field of law. The law firm you ultimately select should have the financial resources to be able to investigate the facts and hire the necessary experts to hold the liable parties accountable for their negligence.
The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has what it takes to help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve. We have the financial resources to obtain all necessary experts and conduct a full blown investigation where necessary. When you are injured by the negligence or recklessness of another party or corporation, you can count on us.
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Justice means getting fair compensation. Without the help of a C8 exposure attorney to properly and aggressively handle your case, you may not get the fair compensation that you deserve for your injuries and losses. Our legal team has the experience to fight for the rights of C8 exposed victims. We will ensure that you receive the justice that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of C8 exposure and have suffered serious medical conditions, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is currently investigating and accepting C8 personal injury lawsuits in all 50 states. If you or a loved one has been injured by C8, you should immediately contact our experienced personal injury attorneys for a free case evaluation.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call us at 1-800-529-9997.
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