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$5.3 Million Awarded in Smoker's Death

Published August 18, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The Miami Herald reports a Broward County jury awarded a 92-year-old man over $5.3 million in his wrongful death lawsuit against Philip Morris, the cigarette maker. The man’s wife died in 1996 at the age of 63 from lung cancer after smoking two packs of Marlboros a day since she was 16-years-old.

A jury determined in an earlier phase of the trial cigarettes caused the woman’s death. Her husband’s attorneys also claimed the cigarette companies “hooked” her when she was just a kid.

The couple watched television in 1994 as tobacco executives swore to Congress that cigarettes were not linked to cancer. The woman didn’t believe the executives and told her husband to sue them if anything happened to her.

Wrongful death cases are always emotional. You should not release anyone from liability without first know all of you legal rights and what redress is available to you and your family. The New York Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb and Associates, LLP has vast experience in wrongful death lawsuits. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our firm at 800-825-5529 or visit our web site. There is no case-review cost.

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