A Miami-Dade jury has made a landmark decision in a cancer case caused by tobacco.
It has ordered R.J. Reynolds to pay a $6.5 million verdict to the daughter of a pack-a-day smoker who developed carcinoma and oral cancer.
He had surgery to remove it and ended up dying from complications caused by over-radiation.
The jury ruled the smoker was 75-percent negligent for the cancer and R.J. Reynolds 25-percent responsible.
It's believed to be the first tobacco trial to allow recovery for injuries from medical treatment errors.