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November 8, 2013
When a large number of individuals are harmed by the same person or entity, the victims may be entitled to filing civil litigation in order to be compensated for their losses. The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy report that several Ohio residents have filed such a claim against manufacturer, DuPont.
The Ohio Class Action Lawsuit alleges the company used a highly toxic chemical, known as C8, during the process of manufacturing certain products. The chemical leaked into the Ohio River, where it was then consumed by thousands of residents in their drinking water.
Several studies were eventually able to associate exposure to the chemical to many citizens developing cancers and other serious health conditions. These individuals have since filed proceedings in court against the company demanding compensation for the costly medical bills, lost wages, and other damages associated with the conditions caused by exposure to the chemical.
According to an article from the Insurance Journal, DuPont has denied all of the claims being made against them and say the diseases the claimants suffer from are more likely the result of genetics or poor lifestyle choices.
The team of attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy recognize how difficult recovering from a condition caused by toxic exposure can be and are hopeful a decision in the case brings a sense of closure to the incident for the victims.
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