Ohio MDL Jury Hits DuPont for $1.4 Million in Drinking Water Contamination Action

Ohio MDL Jury Hits DuPont for $1.4 Million in Drinking Water Contamination Action

In the first trial of federal jury in Ohio concluded that E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company’s dumping of ammonium perfluorooctanoate (also known as C-8), a chemical used in Teflon, into the Ohio River was responsible for a West Virginia woman's kidney cancer, and awarded $1.6 million in compensatory damages. The jury declined to award punitive damages. The trial was the first in MDL litigation involving claims that the company contaminated drinking water. [10/8/15]

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