Texas Jury Awards $8.2M Against DuPont In Exposure Case

By Alex Wolf (October 22, 2015, 4:22 PM EDT) -- A Dallas jury on Thursday awarded $8.2 million to a 60-year-old man battling a form of leukemia caused by his on the job exposure to paint and thinners manufactured by DuPont Co., his attorneys announced.

In a news release, attorneys for Virgil Hood said their client, who handled DuPont's products on the job daily between 1973 and 1996 when he worked as a painter for Continental Airlines and a company that builds semi-trailers, is a victim of DuPont's unwillingness to remove benzene, a toxic chemical that causes bone marrow disease and leukemia, from its products or warn about its potential danger....

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