Judgment Entered in $2 Million Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Verdict

RALEIGH, Miss. -- A Mississippi judge recently entered judgment on a $2 million verdict in a case filed by a former mechanic who alleged that his exposure to benzene caused him to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Watts, et al. v. Radiator Specialty, et al., No. 2002-364 (Miss. Cir. Ct., Smith Cty.).

Judgement was entered in the verdict March 9 by Judge Robert Evans in the Mississippi County Circuit Court.

On Nov. 18, a Smith County Circuit Court jury found defendants Radiator Specialty and U.S. Steel Corp. liable for causing Milton Cecil Watts' benzene-related disease. The jury found Radiator Specialty and U.S. …


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