Over 100 Reports of Cancer and Serious Illness from Former Occupants of NC State’s Poe Hall

Poe Hall, a building at the North Carolina State University College of Education and Psychology Department, was closed in November 2023 after testing showed high levels of PCBs, toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other illnesses. Since then, over 100 reports of cancer and severe illness have been received by WRAL News from individuals who spent time in the building. An environmental investigation is ongoing as tensions continue to rise and students, staff, and their families await answers.

Types of Cancers and Illnesses Reported by Students and Staff

The types of cancers and illnesses reported by students and staff who spent time in Poe Hall include:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Other unspecified serious illnesses

These reported cases suggest a range of potential health issues associated with exposure to the toxic chemicals found in Poe Hall.

What to Do If You Suspect Your Diagnosis Is Due to Time Spent at Poe Hall

If you suspect your diagnosis is related to your time spent at Poe Hall, it’s essential to take action. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Consult with a healthcare professional. Seek medical advice from a healthcare provider, especially one experienced in environmental health or occupational medicine.
  2. Document your exposure. Keep records of your time spent in Poe Hall, including dates, duration, and any specific areas you frequented. Note any symptoms or health issues you’ve experienced.
  3. Report your diagnosis. Inform relevant authorities or organizations, such as the university administration or local health department, about your diagnosis and potential exposure to PCBs in Poe Hall.
  4. Speak with an attorney. Consider consulting with a legal professional specializing in toxic exposure cases. A toxic exposure attorney at Henson Fuerst can inform you of your rights and help you review your legal options in a free consultation.
  5. Stay informed. Stay updated on developments regarding Poe Hall and any investigation efforts. 

Overall, taking proactive steps to address your concerns and seek appropriate support and resources is crucial if you suspect your diagnosis is tied to Poe Hall.

Toxic Exposure Attorneys Who Are On Your Side

If you or someone you love has developed cancer or another serious illness after spending time at North Carolina State University’s Poe Hall, you may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our attorneys are actively investigating cases on behalf of students, staff, & faculty and will review your case free of charge. Contact us today by submitting a form online or calling our office at 919-781-1107. 

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