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E.I. duPont Must Pay $40 Million in PFAS Cancer Suit (Correct)

Dec. 6, 2022, 5:28 PMUpdated: Dec. 8, 2022, 7:16 PM

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., a subsidiary of Corteva Inc., must pay $40 million to a testicular cancer survivor and his wife for exposing them to forever chemicals, the Sixth Circuit ruled, upholding the May 2020 verdict of an Ohio jury for the bellwether case.

Travis Abbott claimed he drank water tainted with the company’s fluorinated chemical known as C-8, or PFOA—part of a family of “forever chemicals” known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS—in a case that was part of multidistrict litigation against the company.

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for ...