This week a third C8 case will go to trial before a federal judge in Columbus. On Monday, opening arguments will begin in the case of Kenneth Vigneron vs. DuPont. Vigneron, an Ohio resident, is alleging that he developed testicular cancer from drinking contaminated water as the result of DuPont’s Teflon manufacturing processes.
Last fall a Columbus jury awarded a kidney cancer victim $1.6 million. This spring a testicular cancer victim was awarded $5.1 million. This will be the third such case to go to trial. More than 3,500 personal claims have been filed against DuPont so far. A fourth case is scheduled for hearing at the start of the New Year. After that, the cases will be heard at the rate of 40 per year.
“Kenneth Vigneron is our neighbor, and his fight to hold DuPont accountable is our fight,” stated Keep Your Promises member Jeffrey Dugas. “We will ensure that Kenneth and the rest of the 3,500 plaintiffs in the DuPont case know that we stand with them and support them in this fight for accountability.”
Thanks to Ken Ward from the Charleston Gazette, you can read the complaint here: