Recovery in a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Woman was widowed when her husband died from lung cancer. The total award after apportioning damages based on assignment of fault was $46.3 million.
Attorneys Keith Mitnik and Greg Prysock obtained a jury verdict of $90.8 million in Townsend v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 08-CA-131, Florida Circuit Court (Gainesville). Mr. Mitnik and Mr. Prysock represented Lyantie Townsend in this lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the second-biggest U.S. cigarette maker. Lyantie Townsend was widowed when her husband Frank died from lung cancer in 1995.
A 27-year-old man suffered multiple broken bones, a shattered jaw and a collapsed lung after he was hit head-on by a pick-up truck going the wrong way on Semoran Boulevard. The accident also left him unable to have children.
In a case against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, attorneys Keith Mitnik, Greg Prysock, Joe Taraska and Katy Massa recovered a $40 million tobacco litigation verdict on behalf of the husband and daughter of a woman who died after smoking two packs of cigarettes a day for 36 years.
Failure to perform a timely C-section resulting in serious injury.
Failure to timely diagnose and treat encephalitis.
26 million awarded to an Iraqi war veteran who suffered permanent brain damage in a motor vehicle accident.
Medication overdose of a 26-week premature newborn against a hospital.
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