Philip Morris Caused Mother's Cancer Death, Jury Told
Law360, Los Angeles (November 6, 2015, 10:00 PM EST) -- The family of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Friday to find Philip Morris USA Inc. liable for her death, saying the company hid the dangers of smoking from her.
Plaintiff's attorney Randy Rosenblum of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP told jurors during opening arguments in Fort Lauderdale that Lynda Tognoli desperately tried to quit but couldn't, seeking help from her church, nicotine patches and even a hypnotist.
"She herself said, 'I need to smoke, I have to have cigarettes,'" Rosenblum said.
Smoking caused problems in her marriage with her husband, plaintiff Stephen Tognoli, as he constantly...
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