The battle of smokers vs. tobacco companies is a hot topic for families in Florida who have lost a loved one to cancer.
According to an article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, juries are ordering tobacco companies to pay millions of dollars in damages while saying smokers share blame for their illnesses.
The article says the issue is specific findings by the class-action jury that the tobacco companies were negligent, whether they hid or lied about the risks of smoking and whether they sold Florida defective products, and judges now must tell juries hearing the individual cases that they have to accept those findings without argument. They are only to decide whether the illness that a person has was related to the cigarette smoking and assess damages.
Who do you think is the most responsible? Should tobacco companies have to pay if someone dies from smoking-related problems?
If you or someone you know has been affected by consuming tobacco products, contact the Florida wrongful death lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Green.