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Man says former employer retaliated against him

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 21, 2012

CHARLESTON – A Belle man is suing Excel Modular Scaffold and Leasing Corporation after he claims he was laid off from work after he was injured.

Science Panel releases final C8 exposure reports, adds new disease to list

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 1, 2012

PARKERSBURG – The litigants in the West Virginia and Ohio class action lawsuit filed the science panel’s final set of reports on Oct. 29 that conclusively link DuPont’s PFOA in drinking water to serious human diseases.

Charleston attorney files first C8 personal injury suits

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 23, 2012

PARKERSBURG – A Charleston attorney has filed three personal injury lawsuits against DuPont on behalf of individuals who lived in Wood County and its surrounding areas following a Science Panel study that established probable links between cancer and other illnesses after exposure to the chemical C8.

Tenn. spouse names 76 defendants in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 12, 2012

CHARLESTON – A Signal Mountain, Tenn., spouse is suing 76 companies for a mesothelioma diagnosis and death.

Panel links PFOA exposure to thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 30, 2012

Deitzler VIENNA - An independent panel of scientists has now linked exposure to PFOA -- a chemical used in making non-stick coatings -- to thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis in humans.

Walker couple names 114 defendants in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Walker, W.Va., couple is suing 114 companies they claim are responsible for a lung cancer diagnosis.

Ohio couple names 114 defendants in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Belpre, Ohio, couple is suing 114 companies they claim are responsible for a lung cancer diagnosis.

Panel links PFOA exposure to kidney, testicular cancer

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 19, 2012

Deitzler PARKERSBURG - An independent panel of scientists has linked exposure to PFOA -- a chemical used in making non-stick coatings -- to both kidney and testicular cancer in humans.

Evans man names 59 defendants in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 13, 2012

CHARLESTON -- An Evans man is suing 59 companies he claims are responsible for his lung cancer.

C8 panel finds link between DuPont chemical, preeclampsia

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 6, 2011

Deitzler VIENNA -- A panel of scientists has found there is a "probable link" between exposure to a processing aid chemical that DuPont uses and pregnancy-induced hypertension.

PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman named 2012 Go-To Law Firm

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 30, 2011

CHARLESTON -- The management team of the law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that it was honored as a 2012 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies by ALM, a publisher of multiple regional and national magazines tailored to the legal community.

Dunbar couple sues DuPont for work injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 19, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A Dunbar couple is suing E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company for work injuries.

Thacker testifies before judiciary committee

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 4, 2011

Thacker WASHINGTON -- West Virginia attorney Stephanie Thacker touched on her experience as both a prosecutor and private practice attorney while testifying before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Mason man names 123 companies in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 28, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A Mason man is suing 123 companies he claims are responsible for his mesothelioma diagnosis.

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