Stuart Ratzan and Stuart Weissman of the Ratzan Law Group in Miami teamed with Edward Zebersky of Zebersky & Payne in Fort Lauderdale and John Crabtree of Crabtree & Auslander in Key Biscayne to obtain a $42.5 million verdict for a Florida man who blamed tobacco behemoths R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. for the death of his wife.

Irene Gloger was 47 when she died of lung cancer. But she was just 14 when she picked up her first cigarette in 1963, which Ratzan argued was exactly what Big Tobacco wanted.

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