Meyers & Flowers helps current and former Smokers in Illinois who have been diagnosed with throat and neck cancers investigate their legal options against Big Tobacco
For people growing up in the 50s, 60s and 70s, smoking was a normal part of life. You could smoke on planes, in restaurants, and in the office while you were working. Actors smoked in movies and on TV. In the late 40s and early 50s, Ronald Reagan appeared in Chesterfield ads, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz could be seen in Philip Morris ads, and even in the 70s, you could see Tom Selleck in Salem ads. But hidden behind Big Tobacco’s glamourous ads was the fact that cigarettes were highly addictive and caused major health issues, including cancer.
The first warning labels on cigarette packs appeared in 1965, they simply said cigarettes may be harmful to your health. Warnings linking smoking to cancer didn’t appear until the 80s. For more than 50 years, tobacco companies denied smoking caused cancer and were highly addictive. And, until recently, decades of lawsuits against tobacco manufacturers have been largely unsuccessful. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that leaked tobacco company documents revealed Big Tobacco conspired to conceal the addictive and deadly nature of their products.
Today, Meyers & Flowers is representing current or former smokers who for decades were lied to about the harm smoking could cause. We are currently working with Cook County residents who began smoking a pack a day in the 50s, 60s or 70s and have been diagnosed with a throat or head and neck cancer.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed in the last two years with head and neck cancer, tongue cancer, oral cavity cancer, or throat cancer, including pharyngeal or laryngeal cancer, due to tobacco use, we may be able to help.
Tobacco lawsuits are complex so the advice of a knowledgeable trial attorney is the first step to insuring fair and complete compensation for your claim. Cook County residents are encouraged to contact Meyers & Flowers so we may evaluate your legal options. We can be reached at [email protected], 877-221-2511 or find more information here.