Coleman Alexander started smoking Kent cigarettes as a young teenager. Decades later, he eventually contracted small-cell carcinoma of the lungs as a result of his addiction to the cigarettes. Mr. Alexander's estate filed claims against the Lorillard Tobacco Company alleging, among other things, that Kent cigarettes were an inherently dangerous and defective product due to their risks to health and addictive properties. The jury awarded Mr. Alexander's estate $20 Million in compensatory damages, plus $25 Million in punitive damages.
At the Simon Law Firm, we handle a wide variety of claims, including personal injury claims involving products. Although we did not handle the claim mentioned above, we have handled cases involving defective products against many of the largest companies in the world, including dozens of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. If you have been injured by Lorillard, Kent, or other cigarettes, or by a product like these, please contact The Simon Law Firm, P.C.