The monetary award for a former Norwich resident who smoked Salem cigarettes for more than 25 years before ending up with a dozen surgeries to her larynx and esophagus is now up to $52.3 million.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill announced he was awarding $8 million in punitive damages to Barbara Izzarelli, who began smoking when she was 12 years old. Underhill also announced that the interest on the offer of judgment, now called an offer of compromise, which increased to 12 percent per year since the December 1999 lawsuit was filed, was at $36.43 million. All told, the offer-of-judgment interest, the new punitive damages award and the existing $7.98 million in compensatory damages bring the total award to $52.3 million.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]