Florida Woman’s Children Awarded $11 Million in Lawsuit Against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Over Mother’s Smoking-Related Death

Jacksonville, Florida – Jurors awarded over $11 million this week to the children of a Florida woman who died from lung cancer after years of smoking cigarettes manufactured by the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. The case, known as Ferraiuolo v. Philip Morris, et al., involved a verdict that held Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds responsible for the woman’s death. The verdict included $1.05 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages. However, the jury attributed only 17% of the liability to Reynolds, 28% to Philip Morris, and the rest to the deceased … Read more