Jan 5 A U.S. jury in Ohio on Thursday ordered
DuPont 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 one of the company's plants, according to
the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Billott.
The federal jury awarded Kenneth Vigneron $2 million in
compensatory damages in December.
This is the third time 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.
(Reporting by Erica Teichert; Editing by Bernadette Baum)