Jury orders DuPont to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages over leaked chemical


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)