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Up until 1964, there was no clear nationwide warning against the dangers of tobacco products, such as cigarettes. Although there were over 7,000 smoking and disease-related articles available in the early sixties, tobacco companies were not required to place a warning label on their products until an official report by the Surgeon General led to new laws regulating the labeling and marketing of cigarettes. Since that time, the United States has pursued a high level of transparency from tobacco companies, requiring them to warn consumers of the risks of smoking, namely its addictive nature and links to health problems such as lung cancer. While further studies and programs have helped reduce tobacco usage across the nation, tobacco-related lung cancer is still a leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. for both men and women. As many develop cancers and other health problems as a result of smoking, they feel trapped and victimized by the marketing of tobacco products and inadequate warnings of health risks. It's time to hold tobacco companies responsible.
With help from The Beasley Firm, you can pursue just compensation against tobacco companies responsible for the marketing and manufacturing of products leading to your sickness. Our firm is known for aggressive litigation and thorough case preparation. In fact, we've won over $2 billion for our clients since 1958. You can trust in our expertise to get you the results you deserve.
Call (215) 866-2424 to speak with a Philadelphia tobacco litigation attorney today.
Health Risks of Tobacco Use
Cigarettes have long been a cause for health issues. However, they are not the only product to blame. Any tobacco product can increase a consumer's risk for a variety of diseases and illnesses. Smoking can affect every part of your body and lead to serious medical problems.
These are just some of the consequences of tobacco use:
- Chron's Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Heart Attack
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Optic Nerve Damage
- Bone Loss
- Lung Cancer
- Erectile Dysfunction
The increased risks for developing cancers and other health problems are exponential. Quitting reduces those risks immensely. However, due to nicotine's addictive properties, many cigarette smokers simply can't quit. Other forms of tobacco may not be as immediately addictive, but still pose significant health problems over time. Tobacco companies will do everything they can to prove that your sickness is not related to their product or that you were fully informed of the risks when you began smoking. Don't let them bully you or your loved ones out of just compensation. Our Philadelphia complex litigation lawyers can capably fight on your behalf.
Recent Tobacco Litigation
Until the 1990's, plaintiffs saw little to no success in tobacco lawsuits. Tobacco companies asserted that consumers knew the risks of smoking when they bought their product and were responsible for the consequences. During that decade, over 40 states sued tobacco companies for selling products leading to health problems that resulted in huge costs for public health systems.
This lawsuit resulted in the following:
- Carefully monitored ad campaigns that omitted marketing to children
- Annual payments to states in compensation for health care costs
- Tobacco companies' dissolution of three of the largest tobacco organizations
In addition, the settlement lent itself to the creation and funding of the National Public Education Foundation, which is dedicated to preventing smoking-related diseases and youth smoking. At this point in the history of tobacco litigation, key court decisions have paved the way for individual and class action lawsuits against tobacco companies to gain footing in the legal system.
Our Experienced Litigation Attorneys Can Fight Your Battles
The Beasley Firm has handled many lung cancer cases in the course of its nearly six decades of service. In addition to the medical malpractice issues, we are also focusing on claims against the tobacco companies for deliberately creating the addictions which have left many people helpless and unable to kick the habit. These cases are challenging yet very professionally gratifying, particularly because we are able to hold these companies accountable for their intentional targeting of young children to create their next generation of smokers. We are presently representing clients who have friends or family members who have died within the last two years from lung cancer, or are currently fighting through a lung cancer diagnosis as the result of smoking.
We work on a contingency fee basis and offer complimentary case consultations. Call (215) 866-2424!