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.