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Apparently, a warning on a box of cigarettes is just as powerful as a billion dollar ad campaign. Their thought is that the labels should have been enough to deter new smokers, and anyone who was already smoking at that point, should have been able to stop.
Tobacco companies have gone from denying that their products are dangerous and addictive, to saying that they’re pretty dangerous and potentially addictive, but since people are aware of the risks, the companies shouldn’t be held responsible for the bad judgement of others. But is it truly bad judgement if all the information pointed to the harmlessness of cigarettes? How can someone be expected to make an informed decision when the information is incomplete, or a straight out lie?
Kelley | Uustal is dedicated to fighting this kind of behavior
It’s not the role of the tobacco companies to answer those question, or any other ones for that matter. Their role, as usual, is to cast doubt. They pay doctors millions of dollars to testify at trials on their behalf. The doctors aren’t there to claim any benefits to smoking, no self-respecting medical professional can ever do that again. They’re only there to invalidate the experiences of those who have been harmed by cigarettes. If someone claims symptoms began on a certain date, they dispute the date and the severity of the symptoms. If someone says their disease was caused by smoking, they find other, less obvious causes. They reinterpret exam results and find creative ways to read charts so that ultimately, the fault lies with the victim. Whether it’s that they should’ve gotten different tests, or that they should’ve felt different symptoms in varying degrees of intensity, the fault is always that of the smoker, never of the manufacturer. Denial of addiction, deflection of fault, and doubt of everything else; this is how the industry has survived for so long, against so many odds.
We’ve dedicated ourselves to fighting this kind of behavior. Their disregard for human life, the deliberate lying and obfuscation of facts, and the way in which, even today, they continue to produce a product that kills the majority of their customers is something we refuse to tolerate. The success of cigarettes was not accidental or a matter of luck or providence. This was a planned, flawlessly executed process. The culmination of massive research and innumerable studies.
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Despite the many challenges involved in litigating victims’ rights, the injury attorneys at Kelley | Uustal currently represent individuals and their loved ones who have been injured or who have been wrongfully killed from smoking cigarettes. If you or a loved one is sick or has died as a result of smoking cigarettes, the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Kelley | Uustal are here to answer your questions and discuss your potential personal injury or wrongful death case. Please contact our law firm today for a free case evaluation, you will pay no fees until we win your case.