July 3rd, 2019|
The tangled DuPont PFAS web continues to unravel, and it appears that the company just has not learned their lesson.
A recent article by North Carolina Policy Watch reveals:
“DuPont could have permanently stopped discharging perfluorinated compounds – PFAS – from its Fayetteville (NC) Works plant into the Cape Fear River nine years ago, but decided against it in order to foist the liability onto a spinoff company (Chemours), court documents allege. The 64-page complaint, filed by Chemours against its former parent company, DuPont, lays out a series of stunning allegations, that if true, reveal the nefarious actions of a billion-dollar company determined to avoid financial and legal responsibility for environmental disasters.”
If this proves to be true, DuPont nefariously and knowingly created the Chemours company to offload the weight of their environmental liability and shift the blame.
What Are The Health Risks of PFAS Chemicals?
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C-8, has been used in everything from non-stick Teflon cookware to rain-proofed Patagonia sportswear, Scotch Guard and microwave popcorn bags.
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has stated health risks associated with C-8 chemicals like PFOA and PFOS including kidney and testicular cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, infertility, pregnancy-induced hypertension and decreased birth weight.
Let Our C-8 Experience Be Your Strength
Cory Watson Attorneys took a leading role in the C-8 litigation, involving chemicals that DuPont used in Teflon production at its Washington Works plant located along the Ohio River in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Our firm worked to secure a $671 million settlement for more than 3,500 clients in West Virginia and Ohio. To this day, we continue to represent cancer victims in the area.
Cory Watson principal Jon C. Conlin was appointed to serve as Co-Lead Counsel in the consolidated lawsuits against DuPont, MDL 2433. The Cory Watson litigation team also includes principal attorney Beth Chambers and associate attorney Nina Towle Herring.
A Story So Bad, It Became a Netflix Documentary
“The Devil We Know” tells the story of how citizens in West Virginia take on the powerful corporation DuPont after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical – Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C-8 – into the local drinking water supply. The documentary details DuPont’s alleged decades-long cover-up of the harm caused by these chemicals.
The DuPont plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, has been ground zero for the impact of chemicals used in the company’s non-stick Teflon cookware products. The ingredient C-8 has been used in everything from Scotchgard to rain-proofed Patagonia sportswear and microwave popcorn bags.
C-8 has been linked to obesity, infertility, and dangerous diseases such as kidney cancer, testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and thyroid disease.
Our Environmental Injury Attorneys Can Help You
For more than 38 years, Cory Watson has successfully represented clients across the U.S. in water contamination cases involving powerful Fortune 500 companies such as DuPont and 3M. Our experienced team of attorneys is knowledgeable in the scientific facts and medical issues critical to these cases.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to contaminated water or toxic chemicals, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our environmental injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation by calling (877) 562-0000 or completing our online consultation form.