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$6M Verdict Slaps 1 Doctor, While Another Doc Is Cleared in Trial Over Deadly Bowel Obstruction

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 3, 2017 2:26:47 PM

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Decatur, GA—Jurors Monday cleared one doctor but hit another with a $6 million verdict after finding him solely responsible for the death of a patient suffering from bowel obstruction. Scoggins v. Smith, et al., 15A56505E4. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Scoggins v. Smith

Two Drs. Accused of Malpractice as Trial Begins Over Woman's Fatal Bowel Obstruction

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 29, 2017 9:36:42 AM

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Decatur, GA—Attorneys argued whether medical malpractice or rare, unexpected complications led to the death of a Georgia grandmother from a bowel obstruction, as trial began against two doctors who treated her. Scoggins v. Smith, et al., 15A56505E4. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Scoggins v. Smith

Philip Morris Marketing Targeted Women, Drove Smoker's Deadly Addiction, Lawyer Says in Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 28, 2017 7:47:03 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—The cigarette addiction that led to a Florida woman’s death was fueled by ads targeting women and smokers looking for a “healthier” choice, a lawyer for the woman’s family said Wednesday, as a rare Florida trial outside the Engle progeny line of lawsuits opened against Philip Morris.Gentile v. Philip Morris, 2015CA005405.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Gentile v. Philip Morris

Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 25, 2017 4:16:32 PM

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Melbourne, FL—As Florida recovers from the statewide devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma this month, jury selection is scheduled to begin next week in a tobacco case whose 2016 trial was scuttled by the approach of Hurricane Matthew. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Wallace v. Philip Morris

Mistrial Dashes Punitive Proceedings Over RJR's Role in Trucker's Smoking-Related Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 7, 2017 9:50:20 AM

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Miami—A Florida State Court judge last week declared a mistrial in punitive proceedings against R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the fatal respiratory disease of a Florida long-haul trucker.Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46973.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds