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DuPont Plant Accidents

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DuPont Accident Attorneys

Representing DuPont Plant Accident Survivors & Families Across the U.S.

For more than 200 years, DuPont has manufactured products across numerous industries. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with 98,000 employees, DuPont has plants across the U.S. making products such as Teflon and Lycra. In a 2017 merger estimated to be worth $180 billion, Dow Chemical and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company combined to create DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Following the merger, three publicly traded spinoffs were established: Corteva (agriculture), Dow Inc. (materials science), and DuPont (specialty products).

Companies like DuPont and its subsidiaries must comply with environmental regulations and safety standards to protect workers and to prevent contaminating the air, water, and soil. When they don’t, they must be held responsible. They should make things right for the people they’ve harmed. At Arnold & Itkin, we represent people across the U.S. who have been injured or have lost loved ones because of negligence and wrongdoing on the part of large corporations like DuPont. Our plant accident lawyers have won over $10 billion for our clients, and we’ll continue fighting to expose acts – and failures to act – that put good people in harm’s way.

If you were injured or suffered any type of harm as a result of DuPont or another company’s actions, talk to the team at Arnold & Itkin. Call (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.

DuPont’s History of Plant Accidents & Environmental Harm

DuPont is far from immune to plant accidents and other industrial incidents.

In 2009, a chemical storage tank at a DuPont plant in Tonawanda, New York exploded, killing a contract worker.

In 2010, a worker at a DuPont plant in West Virginia died after being sprayed in the chest with phosgene because a tube connecting to the tank had frayed. Upon investigating the incident, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) concluded that DuPont was using old chemical tubes and relied too much on automated software. Two other deadly chemicals were released into the air at that same facility just a day earlier, although no one was harmed.

In 2014, a chemical leak at a Houston-area DuPont plant killed 4 workers. DuPont and a former DuPont employee were later indicted for knowingly failing to implement company safety procedures required by federal regulations. DuPont was ordered to pay a $3.1 million penalty.

In January 2021, DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva agreed to pay $4 billion to settle lawsuits related to “forever chemicals,” which do not break down in the environment. Highly toxic, they’ve been linked to cancer, birth defects, developmental delays, and other serious health problems. DuPont also reached a $16.5 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and agreed to pay $671 million in damages after dumping millions of pounds of a forever chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) into Dry Run Creek in West Virginia.

Ask a DuPont Lawsuit Attorney

If you were injured at any DuPont plant or facility, make sure you seek medical attention, inform your supervisor, and talk to an attorney. These three steps are crucial if you want to protect your health and your right to compensation. Reporting an on-the-job injury is necessary if you are to seek workers’ compensation benefits, which should cover your medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages. An attorney can help with your workers’ comp claim and can also determine whether you may have grounds for a third-party lawsuit. There may also be scenarios where employers can be held liable for work-related injuries. An experienced attorney can consider your case from every angle to help you take the right steps.

Our DuPont injury lawyers can handle cases involving:

For your free consultation, call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online. Arnold & Itkin is known nationwide for standing up for the injured, and we’re ready to see how we can help you.

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  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
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  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
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  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
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