Smoker's Son Recovers $12.8M for Loss of Consortium

, The National Law Journal


The son of a smoker who won a $3 billion jury verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc. in 2001 is entitled to an additional $12.8 million for the loss of his father’s relationship, an intermediate California appeals court has ruled.

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  • jim

    if two people are hit in a crosswalk by an automobile and one is killed instantly and the other dies in a week from severe injuries no one has ever "died instantly". this is a myth propagated by the media to make family members feel better when someone dies in a car wreck.....only two things can kill you instantly 1) a nuclear weapon and 2) a fuel-air bomb that's it. instantly is a very short time. microseconds..... it takes a couple of seconds to die. i've been a field paramedic for over 20 years.......

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