One resident of the mid-Ohio Valley is finally seeing some glimpses of justice the way it was meant to be after chemical giant DuPont was ordered to pay $5.1 million in damages for polluting the Ohio River with C-8, a persistent chemical compound used in Teflon pans that’s injured and killed untold thousands of people — and in this person’s case, gave him testicular cancer.
The jury that heard the case presented on behalf of the plaintiff by “America’s Lawyer” Mike Papantonio unanimously agreed that DuPont demonstrated “conscious disregard” for human health by routinely dumping C-8 into the Ohio River during the manufacture of Teflon pans — and we now know that C-8 has since circulated globally, contaminating oceans, lakes, and other waterways throughout the world.
DuPont acted not only in gross negligence by failing to properly dispose of C-8 in a way that wouldn’t damage the environment and water supplies used by humans and animals, but also engaged in intentional vandalism and routine crimes against humanity. You see, C-8 doesn’t break down like other compounds — and DuPont knew all along that it was harmful to humans — and yet the company chose to pour it into the Ohio River regardless.
Because of this, DuPont now faces the possibility of additional punitive charges in addition to the $5.1 million, which have yet to be determined. Time will tell how many more Ohio residents and others exposed to DuPont-contaminated water will come forward with cancer diagnoses and other injuries resulting from exposure to C-8, demanding restitution for their pain and suffering.
But the implications of this guilty verdict are much more far reaching than just Ohioans. According to public information provided by the Levin Papantonio Law Group, DuPont’s dumping of more than 2.5 million gallons of C-8 into the Ohio River by the year 2003, roughly 50 years after the company first started using the chemical, has led to C-8 now being found in drinking water in at least 27 states.
C-8 is now all over the world, in fact, and people are reporting health problems ranging from high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and hypertension to testicular cancer and thyroid disease. Ulcerative colitis is another common symptom of C-8 exposure — how many people do you know today who have digestive-related health issues?
A shocking 98 percent of Americans, it turns out, currently have C-8 in their bodies — the result of C-8’s incredible bio-persistence and inability to decompose. What this means is that millions, if not billions, of people now have legal precedence to sue the pants off of DuPont for this travesty, which if humanity is lucky will eventually put this monster of a corporation out of business for its crimes against humanity.
“DuPont only understands one thing — and that’s losing money,” expressed Papantonio, with the support of his legal team, following the jury’s guilty verdict. “They have a defective moral compass.”
Individuals who suspect that exposure to C-8 may have caused them to develop a chronic health problem are encouraged to contact a lawyer to see if they have a case. DuPont doesn’t care one iota about your health, and you should care even less about the company’s bottom line, should it be forced to shell out many more millions, or billions, as payment for harming human life.
As the DuPont watchdog group “Keep Your Promises” puts it:
“To the extent that this is a signal of verdicts to come, this verdict alone will make the cost of DuPont’s c-8 abuse skyrocket into billions of dollars, which so many residents and communities sorely need.”
Source: Complete Health & Happiness