While the two sources vary in levels of carcinogen exposure, neither is safe at any level for people to be around. Millions of people who have never smoked a tobacco product in their life die from cancers and other health issues this exposure causes them, especially if the exposure occurs during their youth or is constant and continuous. The death and health statistics surrounding secondhand smoke are staggering—this is especially true for babies and young children exposed during their development. If you are dealing with injuries or the death of a loved one from secondhand smoke, you have legal options available to you. Call the tobacco injury legal team at The Alvarez Law Firm to learn more about your legal options and how the process works. It only takes one call to hire us, and no money upfront. We are ready to get started today.

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Who Do You Sue in a Secondhand Smoke Lawsuit?

Like all tobacco lawsuits, they can be worth a lot of money, but they are also very complicated and hard-fought by the defendants in the case.  Big tobacco companies will fight hard to avoid paying at all or greatly reduce the value of your case as they continue to put profits above people in their deceptive advertising campaigns. Tobacco companies, individuals, landlords, and workplaces are all potential defendants in a secondhand smoke lawsuit, depending on the nature of your exposure. Many secondhand smoke lawsuits take the form of class actions. Potential defendants and your legal options will all be discussed in detail during your initial free consultation with The Alvarez law firm.

Health Impact of Secondhand Smoke

The Center for Disease Control reports that since 1964, roughly 2.5 million nonsmokers have died from secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that secondhand smoke can be just as harmful as smoking and the health impact can be devastating and especially frustrating given that the victim was not actively choosing to smoke but now still suffers the same injuries as someone who does. The common injuries that stem from this type of tobacco exposure include:

  • Lung cancer
  • COPD
  • Strokes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • SIDS 
  • Weakened immunity, especially in children 
  • Asthma
  • Low birth weight for pregnant women exposed
  • Increased chance of heart attacks
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Florida Secondhand Smoke Law Firm

Treating the injuries that come with secondhand smoke can be financially devastating for a family and some victims either go into financial ruin or skip essential treatments that would allow them to feel better because of the high costs of medical treatments. The Miami-based Alvarez Law Firm is here to help alleviate the financial stress that comes from secondhand smoke injuries and death and provide you with a sense of justice. A winning secondhand smoke lawsuit is designed to cover the total impact the injuries have had on your life and go far beyond medical bills but also take into account things like missed work, loss of enjoyment, and pain and suffering. Whether it is a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, we take all our cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay us nothing unless we get you paid. Call us today to set up your totally free consultation and learn more about our services, and your case potential, and get all your other questions answered. We look forward to helping you. 

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