Tobacco Giants Hit with $33.5M Award in Trial over Lawyer's Deadly Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 27, 2016 11:51:40 PM

Gary Paige delivers closings arguments at trial against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for the cancer death of Tom Purdo. Jurors awarded Purdo's family more than $33 million, including $12.5 million in punitives. 


West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors this week awarded $33.5 million to the family of a Florida attorney after finding the nation’s two largest tobacco companies responsible for his cancer death. Purdo v. R.J, Reynolds, et al., 2007-CA-024173.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Purdo v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.