On Monday, Keep Your Promises DuPont will show its support for Kenneth Vigneron as his case against DuPont goes to trial in federal court in Columbus, Ohio. Vigneron says that his testicular cancer resulted from drinking water tainted by C-8, the toxic chemical that DuPont used to make Teflon. Keep Your Promises DuPont members led by Gwen and Earl Botkin will attend the start of the trial.
“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.”
Opening statements in this trial are expected to begin Monday.
Two earlier jury verdicts against DuPont found the company responsible for leaking C-8 into the water supply near its Washington Works plant in West Virginia, and the most recent trial resulted in a punitive damages award for plaintiff David Freeman after the jury determined that DuPont acted with ‘conscious disregard’ for the health of local residents.