Grossman v. RJ Reynolds


04/09/10 – 04/12/10

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In this Engle-progeny tobacco trial, plaintiff argued that there was no doubt among the treating physicians that Laura Grossman's death in November, 1995, at age 38, resulted from lung cancer, and the jury would only hear otherwise from a defense expert who had been paid $150,000 to testify.

According to the defense, the cancer that Laura Grossman contracted at age 36 was not lung cancer, but instead was gastric or breast cancer. Further, Laura was not addicted to cigarettes. She only tried to quit once -- smoking for her was a choice.

The jury found in favor of the plaintiff, and awarded damages of approximately $2M.


Fault: Jan Grossman-5%, Laura Grossman-70%, RJ Reynolds-25%


Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in parts only. Available recordings do not represent the full proceeding.

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