Jurors to decide blame in DuPont, chemical illness lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jurors in an Ohio federal court are poised to decide whether DuPont’s C8 chemical caused a man to get cancer and — if so — whether it acted in “conscious disregard” by dumping it from its plant in West Virginia into the Ohio River.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/29h9Kov ) testimony in the Columbus courtroom concluded last week in the case against the Delaware-based chemical company. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations on Tuesday.

There are 3,500 lawsuits alleging a link between illnesses and the company’s discharging of the chemical into the river.

A Washington County man says he got testicular cancer because of C8, which was used to make Teflon.

DuPont maintains there were only small amounts of C8 in drinking water — not enough to be harmful.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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