“DuPont Co. must pay a combined $50 million to a testicular cancer survivor and his wife, an Ohio jury announced Monday, setting the bar for dozens of other cases in which people are suing the company for illnesses allegedly caused by drinking contaminated water.
The jury awarded cancer survivor Travis Abbott $40 million in compensatory damages and his wife $10 million in “loss of consortium” damages. But the jury was deadlocked over the claims brought by kidney cancer survivor Angela Swartz and her husband, meaning that second family received nothing, and their case awaits a new trial.
“We’re disappointed the jury deadlocked in the Swartz case, but we’re happy they saw through all of DuPont’s excuses and found for the Abbott family,” said Jon Conlin, attorney for the plaintiffs.”
Alex Ebert reports for Bloomberg Environment March 2, 2020.
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