January 5, 2017 / 3:47 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. jury orders DuPont to pay $10.5 mln in punitive damages over leaked chemical

Jan 5 (Reuters) - 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)

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