3M, DuPont de Nemours, The Chemours Co., and others were sued in South Carolina federal court by a man who alleges that he developed prostate cancer from his exposure to firefighting foam containing PFAS. The complaint alleges negligence, design defect, battery, inadequate warning, and other causes of action. The plaintiff claims that the companies performed animal testing which indicated that exposure to the chemicals caused adverse health effects. The plaintiff also claims the companies performed additional research and testing which found multiple possible health effects among workers exposed to PFAS. Despite this testing, plaintiff alleges, the companies told the U.S. EPA that there were no risks associated with being exposed to PFAS. Representatives for the companies maintain that the companies acted responsibly in connection with products containing PFAS.
March 7, 2022 | Sanders et al. v. 3M Company Case No. 2:22-cv-00723 (D.S.C.)