On July 6th, 2016, a United States jury ordered the chemical giant DuPont to pay 5.1 million dollars to David Freeman, an Ohio resident who claimed he contracted testicular cancer due to his exposure to C-8 in drinking water. C-8, also known as PFOA and perfluorooctanoic acid is used to make a number of products, most notably, Teflon non-stick cookware.
The jury took less than one day to deliberate before finding DuPont guilty of negligence. But what is more telling is the fact that the jury also decided that DuPont had acted with malice.
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