FORT LAUDERDALE – A pulmonologist on Wednesday told a jury that plaintiff Karla Zingaro’s nicotine addiction kept her from being able to quit smoking for a long time and the damage done to her lungs is like trying to walk up a flight of stairs while breathing through a straw.
MIAMI – Opening arguments began Tuesday in a trial to determine if cigarette maker Phillip Morris caused a man’s smoking addiction leading him to suffer cardiovascular and coronary artery damage and eventually a debilitating stroke that left him in what plaintiff attorneys contended was a shell of his former self.
A bill that would reinstate non-economic damages caps on all personal injury cases, previously struck down as unconstitutional by what one lawmaker called an "activist" Florida Supreme Court, is headed into a hearing before a State House committee
FORT LAUDERDALE – During questioning of a tobacco industry researcher on Friday, plaintiff attorneys presented internal documents that indicated officials at Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds considered smokers their customers to be like laboratory reward-response animals.
Opening arguments began Wednesday in the case of a woman suing tobacco companies Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds for the nicotine-fueled addiction she alleges caused her smoking-related illnesses including lung cancer, pitting plaintiff attorneys against those for the defense who contend she would have smoked no matter what.
A Miami federal judge has rejected requests by both sides to reject testimony from expert witnesses amid a lawsuit over a slip-and-fall suffered by a man aboard a Carnival cruise ship.
Red Bull wins ruling against suit claiming improper training led to woman's injury from falling product at C-store
The U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida has ruled in favor of Red Bull Distribution Company after it filed a motion to dismiss a woman's allegations that she was struck in the head by a container of the energy drink after it fell from a Florida convenience store shelf.
Servicemembers with alleged hearing loss are suing 3M over earplugs; Six cases recently filed in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – Minnesota-based 3M finds itself the target of litigation from U.S. military veterans nationwide, who claim the company’s Combat-Arms Earplugs, worn by troops from 2003-2015, were the proximate cause of hearing damage and deafness to countless military service members.
FORT LAUDERDALE - Rita Mahfuz never had a chance to fend off her nearly two pack a day cigarette addiction, a Broward County jury ruled in rewarding her estate $37 million in damages on Feb. 28, in a suit that found both R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable.
After three days and more than 10 hours of deliberations failed to produce a consensus verdict, Florida Circuit Court Judge Kevin Carroll declared a mistrial in a hit-and-run case involving a local woman now left “a prisoner in her own body.”
Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said.
CLEARWATER — A guest is suing a Madeira Beach motel/resort owner, alleging negligence and premises liability led to injuries for the plaintiff.
CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing Aldi, alleging negligence led to a fall in the defendant's Oldsmar grocery store..
CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a Largo condominium complex owner, alleging negligence and premises liability.
ORLANDO — An Orange County woman is suing Aldi. alleging negligence and premises liability led to injuries for the plaintiff.
ORLANDO — An Orange County man is suing an electrical power line operator, alleging negligence caused the plaintiff to be shocked.
Jurors award plaintiff $2.5 million in lung cancer death; Plaintiff sought $8 million from Philip Morris
MIAMI - Jurors on Friday hit cigarette maker Philp Morris with a $2.5 million damage award to the family of Ulysee Holliman finding the company liable for Holliman’s death from lung cancer in 1993.
ORLANDO — An Orlando woman is suing a motorist, alleging his negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.
ORLANDO — An Orlando motorist is suing a regional transit authority, alleging negligent entrustment led to a crash that injured the plaintiff.
CLEARWATER — A motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.