Tobacco

For nearly half a century, the tobacco industry has known that smoking causes diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, and COPD, and that nicotine is a highly addictive drug which is manipulated in cigarettes to sustain addiction. Despite this knowledge, they have consistently denied these facts to the public, the government, and the public health community. The tobacco industry has profited from this strategy of denial, and they continue to profit from selling a highly addictive product that has led to millions of wrongful deaths and an immeasurable amount of suffering.

Kelley | Uustal Attorneys Win $10.6M Verdict for Family of Late-Life Smoker

Kelley | Uustal attorneys Eric S. Rosen and Kimberly L. Wald secured a $10.6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on behalf of the family of a smoker who died …

How Tobacco Companies Target the Young and Vulnerable

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost nine out of 10 smokers had their first cigarette by age 18. Greater than 99% of adult smokers first …

Philip Morris & R.J. Reynolds Hit with $6M Judgment in Lung Cancer Death Case

The Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys at Kelley/Uustal obtained a $6M judgment in a lung cancer death case.

R.J. Reynolds Found Guilty of Conspiracy

Vivian Wilkinson was a former bartender who passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after smoking cigarettes for more than 40 years. Kelley/Uustal attorney Eric Rosen has been representing Ms. …

Phillip Morris Misleads Customers

A Florida jury awarded our client $17.4 million in a lawsuit against Philip Morris USA Inc. after her husband died of obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The verdict included $3.5 …

Phillip Morris Pounded with $300,000,000 Verdict

Within hours of closing arguments, a Broward Circuit Court jury returned a verdict of $300 million against Philip Morris USA in favor of Cindy Naugle. Ms. Naugle, who quit smoking in 1993, …

CVS Pharmacy Removes Tobacco Products from Shelves

Last week I noticed that my local CVS had cleared its shelves of tobacco. The so-called tobacco “power wall” perfected over decades by Big Tobacco marketing experts is gone. That’s because …

Can I Still File a Lawsuit for a Tobacco-Related Illness?

In Florida, the Engle class action lawsuit, Engle v. Liggett Group was decided in favor of smokers, and punitive damages of $145 billion were awarded.

Filing a Lawsuit for a Tobacco-Related Illness or Condition

For decades, big tobacco companies lied to the American public, hid evidence that smoking cigarettes and using tobacco products causes cancer and intentionally addicted people to their products for the …