Are you entitled to C8/PFOA Medical Monitoring?

Did you live or work in Belpre, Lubeck, Little Hocking, Tuppers Plains, Pomeroy or Mason County (WV) before 2004 and drink the water for at least a year?

If these conditions apply to you, you are already a member of one of the largest class action lawsuits on record. As a class member, you are entitled to certain medical screenings as a condition of the settlement agreement.  The medical screenings were developed in response to the findings of the C8 Science Panel. The panel found a probable link between exposure and six medical conditions: kidney cancer, testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, and pre-eclampsia (or pregnancy-induced hypertension). Class members are also entitled to a simple blood test to measure C8/PFOA.

Class members may register for the free monitoring program here: After proving eligibility, class members will select a physician to administer the applicable screenings.  The cost of the physician’s consultation is also covered as part of the medical monitoring program.

This is not the C8 Health Project of 2005-2006, which helped to determine the outcome of the class action settlement. Instead, C8 Medical Monitoring is a benefit for class members whether they participated in the health project or not. Pregnant class members who develop pre-eclampsia are entitled to a home-use blood pressure monitoring device to be paid for by the medical monitoring program.

Individuals who participated in the C8 Health Project and who saved their paperwork will be able to make it through the process more quickly. Others are encouraged to participate, but will have to prove eligibility to get the ball rolling.  Class members may register online or by printing a copy of the registration and eligibility forms and returning them by mail. You can also begin the process with a phone call to 1-888-499-2553 – the hotline for C8 Medical Monitoring.

DuPont has set aside $235 million for the medical monitoring program, yet few have availed themselves of the opportunity to participate in the free medical screenings – worth hundreds of dollars to each individual.

The attorneys for the class are available at to answer questions about your rights under the settlement agreement at no cost to you.

About River City News Network

RCNN Publisher and Editor Callie Lyons is an independent journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. According to Dr. Arlene Blum of the Green Science Policy Institute at UC Berkeley, Lyons' book provided the inspiration for the Madrid Statement, which documents the scientific consensus regarding the persistence and potential for harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and lays out a roadmap to gather needed information and prevent further harm. In 2006, Lyons received the Associated Press of Ohio Award for Best Business Writer. In 2007, Ohio Citizen Action presented Lyons with the Uncovering the Truth Award for her environmental journalism. In 2015, the Marietta 9-12 Project awarded Lyons the Freedom Pin for her commitment to democracy and free press.
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