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In this legal case related to the Engle progeny tobacco litigation, Thomas and Bettye Ryan allege that the tobacco companies being sued deliberately obscured the risks associated with smoking, contributing to nicotine addiction and the development of smoking-related health issues.

Alvarez Firm Secures $500k in Damages

Handled by the adept and empathetic legal team at The Alvarez Law Firm, led by the skilled attorney Alex Alvarez, this case underscored the importance of meticulous legal strategy and the pursuit of fair compensation for victims of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) linked to tobacco use.

It began with Thomas Ryan and his wife Bettye Ryan, who bravely took on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) in the Engle progeny case. The trial revolved around Mr. Ryan's COPD, and after a thorough examination of the evidence, the jury found RJR liable for his condition. 

Winning Justice For Our Clients

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Ryan will be remembered as a triumph for The Alvarez Law Firm and a significant step forward in the fight against tobacco-related illnesses. Alex Alvarez and his team's unwavering dedication to our clients over years of trials and retrials has set a precedent for future cases. In securing $500,000 in damages for the Ryans, the Alvarez Firm achieved a substantial win for their clients and made a powerful statement about accountability in the face of corporate negligence.

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