Landmark Decision Made In Florida Tobacco Cancer Case

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

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.

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