Florida Jury Awards $1 Million To Estate Of Longtime Smoker Who Died Of Lung Cancer

Mealey's (August 7, 2015, 9:10 AM EDT) -- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A state court jury awarded $1,028,000 Aug. 7 to the estate of a woman who developed constructive obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer after 52 years of smoking (Lillian Kaplan v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 08-19469, Fla. 17th Jud. Cir., Broward Co.).

A jury sitting in the 17th Judicial Court for Broward County found that Lillian Kaplan was addicted to cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and that her addiction was a legal cause of her lung cancer. The...
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