C-8 Medical Monitoring Program

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C-8 Medical Monitoring Program Informational Meetings

The Director of the C-8 (PFOA) Medical Monitoring Program (the "Program") held informational meetings on October 9th and 10th, 2017 to answer questions about the Medical Panel's recommendation that all Class Members who have been screened through the Medical Monitoring Program should have follow up screening three years after your first screening took place and about the Program generally.

Questions and answers from the Informational Meetings are located here.

Important: If you had a C-8 blood test in 2005 as part of the Brookmar C-8 Health Project that does not mean you are registered for this different Medical Monitoring Program. You must register for this Program by filling out the registration materials. Click here to register.

Follow Up Screening Alert:

If you have been seen by a doctor as part of the C-8 (PFOA) Medical Monitoring Program, the Medical Panel has determined that you should have follow up screening three years after your first medical monitoring program screening took place. The Medical Panel has recommended that even if you had normal screening tests three years ago, you should have follow up screening since little is known about how long the effects of exposure to PFOA last. We will send you a letter three years after your initial screening to remind you to make an appointment.

If you have been notified that you are an eligible Class Member entitled to medical monitoring and have not yet been seen by a doctor, you should call the Medical Monitoring Administrator to schedule an appointment with a participating physician provider for your initial screening.

Even if you were previously told that you were eligible for Medical Monitoring, if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the Probable Link conditions included in the Medical Monitoring Program, you are no longer eligible for medical monitoring FOR THAT PROBABLE LINK CONDITION. You are still eligible and may schedule medical monitoring for any Probable Link conditions for which you have not been diagnosed. For example, if you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, you may not receive medical monitoring for high cholesterol, but you may still schedule medical monitoring for the other Probable Link conditions.

Click here to search for participating physician providers in the C-8 Medical Monitoring Program.

A settlement in the class action, Jack Leach et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Civil Action No. 01-C-608, was approved by the West Virginia Circuit Court in February 2005 (the "Settlement"). The class action is related to the release of a chemical known as ammonium perfluorooctanate (hereinafter "C-8"), attributable to releases from DuPont's Washington Works Plant in Wood County, West Virginia, into human drinking water supplies in certain specified areas.

As part of the Settlement, Class Counsel and DuPont mutually agreed upon an independent three-member scientific panel (the "Science Panel") to conduct and evaluate studies to answer the question whether there is a "Probable Link" between C-8 exposure and any Human Disease. The Settlement Agreement defines Probable Link to mean that, based upon the weight of the available scientific evidence, it is more likely than not that there is a link between exposure to C-8 and a particular Human Disease among Class Members. After lengthy studies, in which many Class Members participated, the Science Panel found that there is a Probable Link between exposure to C-8 and the following Human Diseases.

  1. pregnancy-induced hypertension (including preeclampsia),
  2. kidney cancer,
  3. testicular cancer,
  4. thyroid disease,
  5. ulcerative colitis, and
  6. high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia).

The Science Panel did not find that a Probable Link exists for any other Human Disease. As called for by the Settlement, the parties mutually agreed upon an independent panel of three medical doctors (the "Medical Panel") to develop general guidelines for Medical Monitoring that is related to the Human Diseases for which the Science Panel delivered a Probable Link Finding and is different from what would otherwise be prescribed for Class Members absent exposure to C-8 ("Medical Monitoring Protocol.") The Medical Panel has now released a Medical Monitoring Protocol identifying initial recommended medical monitoring procedures for Class Members for each of these Human Diseases. Information on these medical monitoring procedures can be found in the Medical Panel's Information on the C-8 Medical Monitoring Program Screening Tests document on the Important Legal and Other Documents tab. The Medical Panel will issue an additional Protocol specifying the frequency and duration of the recommended tests and Class Members will receive an additional notice addressing these issues when that additional Protocol is issued.

If you believe you may be a Class Member and would like to obtain medical monitoring, you should fill out the Class Member Registration and Eligibility Form. This form may be completed online through the website or by downloading and printing the form for mailing to the Medical Monitoring Administrator at the address listed below and on the form. The Medical Monitoring Administrator will promptly determine if you are an eligible Class Member. If you are an eligible Class Member, you will receive a package of information containing detailed information explaining what steps you should take to participate in and receive medical monitoring as established by the Medical Monitoring Program.

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C-8 Medical Monitoring Program
c/o GCG
PO Box 10030
Dublin, Ohio 43017-6630