CA Court: Ex-smoker may sue for later illness

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May 5, 2011
Posted in News, PND News

"California law allows an ex-smoker with lung cancer to sue Philip Morris USA, even though she filed the case years after she had been diagnosed with a separate smoking-related disease, an appeals court has ruled. Nikki Pooshs was a longtime smoker who was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 1989. More than a dozen years later, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, and she sued cigarette manufacturers in 2004. Cigarette companies had argued that the lawsuit was barred by the statute of limitations, which began ticking with the earliest injury." (05/05/11)  

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