$4 Million Verdict for Engle Progeny Suit

In late November, a verdict was reached for a Engle Progeny Lung Cancer suit, awarding over $4 million to Deborah Perrotto. Coffey McPharlin acted as the referring attorney for the case in which Perrotto went up against four tobacco manufacturers. The case was in regard to Nick Perrotto, husband of Deborah Perrotto, who contracted lung cancer and a respiratory disease before his death in 1996.

Here’s a snippet of the article:

“West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors awarded more than $4 million to Deborah Perrotto in her Engle progeny suit against four tobacco manufacturers for the lung cancer and respiratory disease contracted by her husband, Nick Perrotto. Deborah Perrotto v. R.J. Reynolds.

“The jury’s verdict, delivered about 10 p.m. Friday evening, came after more than three hours of deliberations and found that cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., caused Nick Perrotto’s lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The decision, which did not find punitive liability for any of the defendants, apportioned 25% liability to Philip Morris, 20% to Reynolds, 6% to Lorillard, and 49% to Nick Perrotto. Jurors apportioned no liability to Liggett Group LLC, which was named as a defendant only on the suit’s conspiracy claim.”

For the full article describing the case, click the link: http://blog.cvn.com/2014/11/22/tobacco-manufacturers-hit-4m-verdict-engle-progeny-lung-cancer-suit