Suing Tobacco Companies in California

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Suing Tobacco Companies in California

If you or a loved one is suffering from a smoking-related illness, you may get recourse by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the tobacco companies. A recent court decision in California made these types of lawsuits easier to get into the courts.

When Can I Sue for Smoking-Related Illnesses?

Previously, you could only file a lawsuit within 2 years of becoming addicted to smoking cigarettes. However, in 2007, the California Supreme Court reevaluated the decision. Instead of filing within 2 years of becoming addicted to cigarettes, the court ruled that smokers must sue within 2 years of being diagnosed with a smoking related illness. This ruling has opened the courthouse doors to large numbers of sick smokers.

Consulting an Attorney

If you live in California and have been diagnosed with a tobacco-related disease, you should seek the help of a personal injury lawyer. An experienced attorney can review your situation, and advise you on your best course of action. In addition to filing a lawsuit, there are other options, such as government programs, for which you may be eligible.

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Last Modified: 03-12-2014 03:12 PM PDT

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