The Miami Herald reports a Broward County jury awarded a 92-year-old man over $5.3 million in his wrongful death lawsuit against Philip Morris, the cigarette maker. The man’s wife died in 1996 at the age of 63 from lung cancer after smoking two packs of Marlboros a day since she was 16-years-old.
A jury determined in an earlier phase of the trial cigarettes caused the woman’s death.
Her husband’s attorneys also claimed the cigarette companies “hooked” her when she was just a kid.
The couple watched television in 1994 as tobacco executives swore to Congress that cigarettes were not linked to cancer. The woman didn’t believe the executives and told
her husband to sue them if anything happened to her.