Tag Archives: Florida Supreme Court

Posted 5 years ago in Products Liability by Richard Dahl  
Big Tobacco Takes a $75 Million Hit

Anti-tobacco forces and the plaintiffs’ bar are hailing a recent $75-million Florida jury verdict for the survivor of a man who died of lung cancer 20 years ago as a landmark in the fight to bring tobacco companies to justice. Although plaintiffs have been mostly successful in cases that have gone to trial since the Florida Supreme Court paved the way with an important ruling in 2006, none can match the scope of the victory achieved by plaintiff Marvine Calloway …

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Posted 5 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
$27 Million Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds for Cancer Victim

A Florida man was awarded $27 million in compensatory and punitive damages against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds last month after doctors told him that 44 years of smoking caused his lung cancer. Plaintiff had lung removed due to cigarette addiction Thousands of lawsuits pending against big tobacco companies First payouts by big tobacco expected to be made today   Addictive Habits Emmon Smith, a minister in Mariana, Florida, started smoking when he was a 13-year-old boy in 1944. Despite numerous …

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Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Keith Ecker  
Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Damages Caps

The health care debate is heating up in Florida as the state’s highest court weighs the constitutionality of a law that places caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The case, known as McCall v. U.S., concerns 20-year-old Michelle McCall, who bled to death while giving her birth to her son. In the lawsuit, McCall’s family alleged that if it were not for the negligence of the medical staff on hand, the young woman would be alive today. A …

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