Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial arising from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against tobacco company Philip Morris Inc. by a woman whose husband died of lung cancer.
According to Worcester Superior Court documents, Massachusetts-resident Brenda L. Haglund filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Phillip Morris over the death of her 51 year-old husband Stephen C. Haglund. Testimony is expected to begin next week.
The lawsuit alleges that when Mr. Haglund began smoking cigarettes in the 1970s, Phillip Morris had access to technology that extracted addictive nicotine from the tobacco. Attorneys for the tobacco giant claim this technology does not totally remove the nicotine and that the company’s efforts to market lower-nicotine cigarettes were not successful.
The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount of monetary damages.
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