Emmon Smith first smoked cigarettes at the age of 13, and very soon became addicted. After many years of smoking-and many attempts to quit-Mr. Smith contracted cancer in both lungs, requiring the removal of his left lung. Smith and his filed claims against R.J. Reynolds alleging products liability for the inherently dangerous nature of the cigarettes Mr. Smith smoked for decades. The jury awarded the Smiths $30 Million: $10 Million in compensatory damages and $20 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 R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, or by a product like these, it would be our privilege to talk to you.