Pa. Jury Finds US Steel Liable For Benzene Exposure

Law360, Philadelphia (February 26, 2016, 2:19 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state court jury on Wednesday found U.S. Steel Corp. liable for hiding the risks of benzene exposure that caused a Connecticut man to contract acute myeloid leukemia.

The jury awarded plaintiff Louis DeSorbo $824,000, after finding that the disease was in part caused by printing solvents manufactured by the company.

"The jury found that U.S. Steel had actual knowledge of benzene's ability to cause leukemia and blood poisoning and that benzene should be replaced by less toxic solvents," Locks Law attorney Andrew DuPont said. "In addition, we were able to show that U.S. Steel fraudulently concealed that information by...

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