Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Jurors to Decide Blame in DuPont, Chemical Illness Lawsuit

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Jurors to Decide Blame in DuPont, Chemical Illness Lawsuit

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - 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 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.

In this case, David Freeman, of Washington County, says he got testicular cancer because of C8, which was used to make Teflon.

Freeman, 56, says in his lawsuit that residents along the river suffered from C8 in tainted drinking water, which he blamed for his sickness. …

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