January 5, 2017

Ohio jury awards $10.5 million in punitive damages against DuPont

Reuters is reporting that a jury in Ohio has awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who claimed he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a chemical that leaked from a DuPont plant. 

A DuPont spokesman said the company will appeal because the verdict "was the result of trial rulings that misrepresented the findings of an independent science panel and misled jurors about the risks" of exposure to the chemical in question (perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOA or C8).