$30 Million Verdict Upheld in Tobacco Company’s Appeal

January 4, 2011 – Tallahassee, FL – According to an article from Lexisnexis.com, a Florida court has upheld a $30 million verdict in favor of a woman whose husband died of lung cancer in 1995. The appeal came from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, which was sued by Matilde C. Martin, who alleged that the tobacco company and 5 other cigarette makers conspired to create products that would be addictive to consumers.  The lawsuit also alleged that the tobacco companies withheld information from the public about the hazards of smoking cigarettes.  In the last decade, there have been a number of judgments awarded in these types of cigarette liability cases.

Just recently, according to an article on 7 News whdh.com, a $152 million award was handed down to the estate of a Boston woman who was given free Newport cigarettes in the 1950s and ’60s. That lawsuit claimed that a cigarette maker intentionally lured children into smoking by giving them free cigarettes.  If your health has been damaged from a dangerous product, you may be able to file a claim to hold the manufacturer or other liable party responsible. To investigate your case, and decide whether it is advisable to file a claim, you can get help from an experienced New York dangerous products lawyer.

Contacting a New York Dangerous Products Lawyer

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a dangerous product, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York dangerous products lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a dangerous product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous products lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous product claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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