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Dupont, Chemours Handed Another Loss in Teflon Chemical Case

  • Ohio man blamed waterborne chemical for his testicular cancer
  • Spinoff Chemours has agreed to cover damages from lawsuits
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DuPont Co. was found liable for a man’s testicular cancer in the second lawsuit to go to trial in 3,500 lawsuits over a toxic Teflon chemical found in Ohio and West Virginia waters, for which spinoff Chemours Co. had agreed to bear the cost.

A jury in Columbus, Ohio, returned its verdict Wednesday after less than a day of deliberation, finding DuPont responsible for negligence and $5.1 million in associated damages. It also found actual malice, meaning the company will face punitive damages.