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Florida Tobacco Lawsuits: Secondhand Smoke Can Be Deadly

Posted on : October 13, 2011
Did you know that when you inhale secondhand smoke you absorb nicotine and other toxic chemicals in your system the effect on your body is not much different from what it would be if were the one smoking? Also known as passive smoke and environmental tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke is classified by the US government […]

$2.4M Palm Beach County Wrongful Death Verdict Awarded to 87-Year-Old Lake Worth Widow

Posted on : April 13, 2011
A jury has awarded 87-year-old Mary Tullo $2.47 million for her husband’s lung cancer death. The Palm Beach County wrongful death verdict was issued against Philip Morris, the Liggett Group, and Lorillard Tobacco. Tobacco company RJ Reynolds was cleared of any wrongdoing related to the death of Tullo’s husband Dominick Tullo in 1998 at age […]

$3.375 Million Florida Wrongful Death Verdict Awarded in Tobacco Lawsuit Against Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds

Posted on : March 1, 2011
Once again, a jury is ordering RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA to pay Florida wrongful death damages to a cigarette smoker. The amount this time is $3.375 million—$1.5 million in punitive damages from each tobacco company and $750,000 in compensatory damages. The victim, John Huish, was 64 when he died of lung […]

Palm Beach Tobacco Litigation: Smokers’s Widow Gets $2.2M Award and $270K in Punitive Damages from Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds

Posted on : September 1, 2010
14 years after the death of her husband from lung cancer, Liz Piendle has been awarded $2.2 million for the Palm Beach wrongful death of her husband and $270,000 in punitive damages against tobacco giants Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds. Piendle’s 55-year-old husband Charles was a smoker who lit up two packs a day for […]

Florida Tobacco Litigation: Jury Awards $26.6 Million Ft Lauderdale Wrongful Death Verdict to Widow of Smoker who Died from Lung Cancer

Posted on : April 1, 2010
In Broward County Circuit Court, a jury awarded Robin Cohen, the widow of Nathan Cohen a $26.6 million Ft. Lauderdale wrongful death verdict against Philip Reynolds and Philip Morris. The Florida tobacco lawsuit stems from Nathan’s lung cancer death in 1994 and is the latest verdict issued against cigarette manufacturers involving “Engle progeny” complaints. Robin […]