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DuPont hit with $2 mln verdict over Teflon-making chemical
December 21, 2016 / 7:30 PM / a year ago

DuPont hit with $2 mln verdict over Teflon-making chemical

Dec 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury in Ohio on Wednesday ordered DuPont to pay $2 million 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 Bilott.

The federal jury also found DuPont acted with actual malice, raising the possibility of punitive damages, Bilott said. It is the third time jurors in Ohio federal court have found DuPont liable for injuries linked to perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA or C-8, which is used to make Teflon. (Reporting by Erica Teichert, editing by G Crosse)

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