Can I File a Lawsuit Against a Tobacco Company?

Each year, the number of people who smoke cigarettes continues to decline. However, the effects of smoking can last a lifetime. Many people will develop fatal diseases because they became addicted to nicotine, and they or their loved ones might be able to sue a tobacco company for compensation.

Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum is a leader in these claims. Our partner Randy Rosenblum recently won a $17 million verdict as part of a team that sued RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company on behalf of a smoker, and he is available to help you, too. If you would like more information, please contact us today.

Smoking-Related Diseases

People who have smoked for a long time have a greater risk of developing certain illnesses or diseases, such as:

  • Lung cancer
  • Other cancers, such as colon or stomach cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Pulmonary disease

These illnesses cost considerable sums of money to treat and can cause other economic loss, like lost income. Many people ultimately succumb to their illnesses, leaving behind family members.

Smokers can also give premature birth or have babies with low birth weight. Premature birth correlates with a host of problems for children as they develop and could warrant compensation. We can bring these types of claims in your child’s name.

Legal Basis for the Lawsuit

Most lawsuits against tobacco companies are product liability cases. This means that the defendant released a defective product that ultimately caused you injuries. There are other legal grounds you might base a lawsuit on, including:

  • Conspiracy to conceal the negative health effects of tobacco products
  • Fraud, particularly fraudulent marketing
  • Marketing to minors
  • Negligence

It is important to work with an experienced attorney who understands all avenues for receiving compensation, whether in a settlement or in a lawsuit. Contact a Miami products liability attorney today to learn more.

Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Has Sued Tobacco Companies and Won

We are a leading Miami personal injury law firm that has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. If you believe that smoking has caused an illness or injury, please reach out to us today. These are complicated cases to bring, and tobacco companies continue to defend themselves aggressively. You would benefit from having an experienced litigator by your side.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 305-371-2692.