DuPont To Pay $10.5M In Punitive Damages Over Leaked Chemical

 Friday, January 6, 2017


A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont on Thursday to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from a Dupont plant, the plaintiff’s lawyer Robert Bilott said. The federal jury had awarded Kenneth Vigneron $2 million in compensatory damages in December. This is the third time that jurors in Columbus, Ohio federal court have found DuPont liable for individuals’ injuries linked to perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA or C-8, which is used to make Teflon.