A jury on Tuesday found makers of welding rods were not liable for the health problems of a former civilian worker.
Ernesto G. Solis, 57, claims years of exposure to welding fumes at his job damaged his health because of exposure to manganese within welding rods.
There are thousands more individuals pursuing similair claims. This is an issue in which the scientific evidence is not clear cut, so there maybe a mixed result with further trials. This was the first case and time will tell the viability of the remaining cases.