Wrongful Death Glossary ‘T’ | Legal Glossary

Wrongful Death Legal Glossary T

Terminal Illness: A medical condition which is expected to result in a person’s death within six (6) months; no recovery expected.

Tort: Any action or inaction that wrongs, damages, or injures another, and thus forms the basis of a civil lawsuit.

Trial: Many cases do not settle out of court. For whatever reason, the opposing sides just don’t see eye-to-eye on important issues of liability and/or damages. Typically, the case has already gone through the filing of a lawsuit, discovery, settlement demand stage, arbitration and/or mediation, and is now ready for the formal conclusion of the court process, which is a trial and a jury verdict. There is no stage in the entire process of resolving a personal injury claim in which an individual claimant or an inexperienced attorney will be more vulnerable than at trial. The attorney must be completely familiar with both the statewide rules and the rules of the local court that may apply to trial scheduling, jury selection, introduction of evidence, questioning of witnesses, requests for jury instructions, and so on.

Verdicts & Settlements

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company product liability.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company product liability.

Jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 63-year-old man survived by his widow.

Verdict against cigarette manufacturer for family of local lawyer who died of lung cancer.

Verdict against tobacco manufacturer for family of man who died from lung cancer as a result of smoking.

Verdict for widow of man who died of lung cancer as a result of addiction to smoking.

Gordon and Partners, along with co-counsel, recently represented the family of a smoker who passed away when she was 60 years old from lung cancer caused from her long time addiction to smoking cigarettes since she was a young girl. The case was tried in Lowell, Massachusetts and resulted in a verdict of 17 million dollars on May 31, 2019.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Gordon & Partners - Plantation

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Plantation, Florida 33324

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Gordon & Partners - Stuart

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Stuart, FL 34994

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Boca Raton, FL 33487

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