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Who Can Sue Tobacco Companies?

During the past decade, many people have attempted to hold tobacco manufacturers liable for wrongful death, injury, and even medical expenses related to cigarette smoking and the use of tobacco. The dangers of smoking have been widely documented in recent years. In fact, in 2006 the Florida Supreme Court ruled that smoking tobacco can result in a series of cancers and other illnesses.

Who Is Eligible to Sue Tobacco Companies?

Lawsuits against tobacco companies can be brought by individuals or as class actions lawsuits:

Individual Claims

If you have suffered an injury as a result of smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke, you can file a lawsuit against the tobacco companies. Furthermore, if a family member has passed away as a result of a smoking-related illness, you can sue the tobacco companies on behalf of both yourself and the deceased. Speak to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately to learn more about preserving your rights and remedies.

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Last Modified: 04-06-2018 12:28 AM PDT

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