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Health Problems Linked to C8: First Personal Injury Suits Filed
Posted on: 10/24/2012
By  Kylie Smith
Report by Callie Lyons
Mid Ohio Valley residents with health problems linked to C8 exposure may soon have their own days in court. 

A Charleston, West Virginia attorney has filed the first three C8 personal injury lawsuits. It is the start of what could potentially be thousands of cases in the aftermath of a class action lawsuit involving an epidemiological study that established probable links between C8 exposure and pregnancy induced hypertension, thyroid disease, ulcerated colitis, and kidney and testicular cancer

Final probable link findings are expected on Monday.

In the meantime, class members who suffer from diseases linked to C8 are free to proceed with their own personal injury claims. Attorney Kathy Brown, who this week filed three personal injury suits on behalf of area residents, explained that with the class action coming to an end impacted residents are seeking justice for themselves.

Brown has scheduled a series of town hall meetings this month to give residents information about their legal rights.  On October 28, at 1 pm a meeting is scheduled in Point Pleasant at the Lowe Hotel on Main Street. At 4 pm there will be a town hall at the Riverside Golf Club near Pomeroy. On October 29, at 2 pm a meeting will be held at the Belpre Fire Department training center on Stone Road off Washington Boulevard.  At 6 pm there will be a final session at the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department on WV 68 south.

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