Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, 70 of which are cancer-causing. Secondhand smoke can come from two sources: the burning end of a cigarette (sidestream smoke) and the smoke exhaled by people smoking (mainstream smoke).
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.