“Smoker dies of lung cancer, family wins $12.5M after blaming asbestos”

“The family of a man who claimed his lung-cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure was awarded $12.5 million by a Manhattan jury — despite the fact that he smoked two packs of cigarettes a day.” Defendant Caterpillar Tractor probably won’t be on the hook for the full amount since the jury found the late George Cooney, a New Jersey resident, partly responsible for his own injury. [New York Post]

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