Last week a Jones County jury rendered an almost $1.7 million verdict in a silica wrongful death case. The name of the case was Reeves v. Pangborn

The jury awarded $1,649,000 in compensatory damages and $50,000 in punitive damages.

Patrick Malouf of Porter and Malouf in Ridgeland and Allen Smith of Jackson represented the plaintiff. John Cosmich of Jackson represented the Defendant MS Valley Silica Company.

Judge Billy Joe Landrum presided in the case.