Fighting for Ohio Residents Exposed to Cancer Causing C8 Chemical

August 29, 2012

News and Case Results

PFOA cancer causing C8 chemicalPerfluorooctanoic acid, commonly referred to as C8, is a chemical used in the manufacturing of certain household items including non-stick cookware, stain-resistant carpets and water-repellant clothing.  Some of the most recognizable uses of the C8 chemical are in Dupont’s Teflon products.

Ohio residents living in the vicinity of the Ohio River may have been unknowingly exposed to this dangerous chemical from the emissions of a DuPont manufacturing facility located on the south side of the river, near Parkersburg, WV.  Over a period of years, the chemical released from the factory may have contaminated drinking water supplies throughout the Ohio Valley region.

In 2005, a three-member Science Panel was created to study the effects of C8 on people living in the region. The Science Panel has reported probable links between C8 and kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease andulcerative colitis (a type of inflammatory bowel disease). The Science Panel’s studies are on-going and a final report is expected to be submitted later this year.

A Marietta, Ohio resident developed kidney cancer as a result of prolonged exposure to the C8 chemical. The cancer reached an advanced stage and one of his kidneys had to be removed. He turned to veteran Ohio attorney James Slater of the law firm Slater & Zurz LLP for help.

“C8 is clearly a chemical that is harmful to people,” exclaimed Mr. Slater. “There are many Ohio families who were unnecessarily and unknowingly exposed to C8 for many years simply by drinking the water from the faucets in their homes. These people need assistance dealing with the harmful effects of the C8 chemical and recovering a fair amount of monetary compensation in order to pay for their medical expenses and prepare for their future,” he added.

To learn more about the legal representation Slater & Zurz is providing Ohio residents who have been victimized by the effects of C8, please call toll free 1-800-297-9191 or send a message by visiting

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Slater & Zurz LLP is an Ohio law firm of highly experienced and respected attorneys. Over the last 40 years, we have developed a reputation for getting positive results for clients. We've been trusted with handling over 20,000 personal injury cases and our clients have received more than $120,000,000.

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