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I want to find out if there is still a chance to file a suit

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I want to find out if there is still a chance to file a suit - class action or private against the tobacco cos. When I tried to several years ago, the site would not let me file. They said I was not qualified. Heck, I had bad emphysema for 8 years getting progressively worse. Eventually I was on 17 liters per minute of oxygen and had to have a single lung transplant done at the Mayo in Jacksonville, FL. I am pretty good four years later, but I and my family and caregivers endured some rough times including the financial impact.

Please let me know if there is any way I can sue them. I know that they will probably never pay off, but just maybe ?

Thanks, XXXXX
Fort Myers, FL
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Fran:


Thanks for the update. Yes, I would still like you to research this subject. Whatever the legal source I need, I will use. I still do not understand why I could not register for the original class action. Perhaps, if you cannot help me in any other way, you can send or tell me where I can get a copy of the rules for that original class action filing.


I will await your answers.




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Hello Jan,

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX continue to look for a professional to assist you. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance while you wait.


We are still working with the professionals to find you the best possible match. I wanted to touch base to see if you still needed a professional’s assistance.

Please let me know if you would like to continue to wait or if you would like to cancel your question at this time. We sincerely XXXXX XXXXX the extended wait time.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

Whether or not you can sue is going to be contingent on the strength of your doctor's reports and your medical records directly relating your medical condition to cigarette smoking/tobacco. We cannot evaluate your chances of success through this site because we do not have the access needed to those records to evaluate your evidence. However, presuming your medical documentation relates the cause of you illness to smoking and tobacco, then you can still file suit against the tobacco company for your illness, but it will have to be based on a personal suit against the companies and you are going to need to locate a local law firm that has tobacco litigation experience to take on the case which you can find at or or and they will have to evaluate your medical records to determine the strength of your case.

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