The devastating effects of tobacco use were known by tobacco manufacturers decades before they were fully understood by the public. Cigarette smoking is known as a major cause and contributor to the development of lung cancer. Many individuals who have been diagnosed with lung cancer related to cigarette smoking don’t think they can win a tobacco lawsuit. That is not necessarily true. In 2018, we won a verdict; of $43.1 million against tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds.

When Should a Tobacco Lawsuit be Pursued?

In most states, a tobacco lawsuit must be filed within as little as 12, or as many as 36, months of the diagnosis of a disease which can be attributed to tobacco use. If a tobacco lawsuit is not filed within this timeframe, you will not be eligible to file for legal action. The timeframe to file varies from state to state, but regardless of the limit, individuals who have been diagnosed with lung cancer should consult a lawyer to determine if legal action can be pursued against the tobacco manufacturer.




In 2018, Shepard Law was part of a trial team that won a groundbreaking achievement by obtaining a $43.1 million dollar verdict in a case that involved both cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure.


When pursuing litigation, working with an attorney who has a reputation for results, compassionate representation, and responsive communication channels is a must. The lawyers at Shepard Law have helped hundreds of clients, many of whom were diagnosed with lung cancer resulting from smoking cigarettes. In 2018, we helped a family affected by lung cancer win $43 Million. If you or someone close has been diagnosed with lung cancer because of cigarette smoking, a tobacco lawsuit may be an option. Talk to us for a free consultation.