Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. was recently featured in Courtroom View Network after securing a $20 million jury award against the two largest tobacco companies in the United States, R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris.
Attorneys Scott Schlesinger and Jonathan Gdanski secured $8 million in compensatories and $12 million in punitive damages for the family of Marion Landi, who died of lung cancer in 1999, caused by her addiction to cigarettes. According to court documents, Landi switched to light and low-tar cigarettes because information published by the tobacco industry led her to believe that they were healthier than the cigarettes she had been smoking.
There is an illusion of filtration; they knew all along it was an effective marketing gimmick,” argued Schlesinger. “They knew all along they were intercepting quitters. They didn’t want Marion Landi to quit.
You can read more about this case in our blog here.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we understand the devastating effects tobacco can have on both the person addicted to cigarettes and their entire families. We have represented hundreds of injured victims since we first opened our doors more than 70 years ago, and through our efforts we have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you are in need of an experienced and proven Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer, give our firm a call at (954) 467-8800 today, or fill out our online form to set up a free case evaluation and begin planning out your next steps.