Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein LLP Partner, Randy Rosenblum, along with co-counsel, obtained a $7.5 million verdict against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company for the son of a smoker who died of lung cancer. Floyd Olson was born in 1937 and smoked between 2-4 packs per day of Camel unfiltered cigarettes for over 40 years until he was diagnosed with and died of lung cancer in 1996. The case was originally brought for both Mr. Olson’s son, Michael, and his surviving spouse, Lorraine. However, after the first trial of this case resulted in a mistrial in 2017, Lorraine passed away and left Michael as the only survivor of Mr. Olson’s Estate who could bring a claim for damages under Florida law. Michael was 21 years old at the time of his father’s death.
This is the third Plaintiff’s verdict obtained by Mr. Rosenblum in tobacco cases this year and, since 2017, DDR has obtained over $50 million in verdicts in tobacco cases.