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Judge Upholds Conditions For Medical Exam For Co-Plaintiff In Dutch Creek Road Lawsuit

Wednesday 4 October 2017


From US newspaper The Athens NEWS:


Pickup truck on Dutch Creek Road
A pickup truck drives down Dutch Creek Road near the area
where Bob and Cindi Madej live. The couple say a planned
road-paving project will endanger the life of Cindi,
who suffers from multiple chemical sensitivity.
(Photo: Dennis E. Powell)

Judge upholds conditions for medical exam for co-plaintiff in Dutch Creek road lawsuit

By David DeWitt, Associate Editor
September 27, 2017
© Copyright 2017 The Athens NEWS, 14 N. Court St. Athens, OH

A federal judge earlier this month issued a ruling upholding previously set conditions for an independent medical exam of a Dutch Creek Road woman suing the Athens County Engineer.

The lawsuit was filed last year by Bob and Cindi Madej in opposition to county Engineer Jeff Maiden’s plan to chip and seal Dutch Creek Road east of Athens. Chip-and-seal is a standard maintenance strategy to make roads smoother and less dusty.

The Madejs, who had opposed the medical exam conditions, filed the lawsuit with claims that the road maintenance poses a mortal threat to Cindi due to a chemical-sensitivity medical condition.

In September 2015, Athens County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Lang granted an injunction against the Engineer’s Office barring it from proceeding with the roadwork.

The case has pitted the Madejs against some of their neighbors, who have raised concerns about unsafe road conditions for over a decade. Some have expressed skepticism about Cindi Madej’s health issues.


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