NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge has dismissed future pain and suffering and medical claims with the agreement of a seaman's widow who alleges that benzene exposure caused her husband's death from leukemia but in a Dec. 3 opinion said it was premature to dismiss her claim for future earnings and other damages (Jackson v. Murphy Exploration & Production Co., et al., No. 13-5864, E.D. La.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170076).