RJ Reynolds Ordered To Pay $6M Over Lung Cancer Death

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal jury on Thursday ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay nearly $6 million to a widow who claimed cigarettes made by the company helped to cause her husband's fatal lung cancer, finding it mostly responsible for the man’s death.

The jury found Richard Aycock was addicted to cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds and that smoking the cigarettes had caused his death. They held the tobacco company 72.5 percent responsible for Aycock’s death and awarded $5.9 million to his widow, Thelma Aycock.

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Case Title

Aycock v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al


Case Number

3:09-cv-10928

Court

Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

William G. Young

Date Filed

February 12, 2008

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