Polish man sues cigarette makers for 2.5 million
A man whose mother died of lung cancer has filed suit against a Philip Morris factory in Poland and another cigarette maker for 2.5 million dollars, a judge said Tuesday.
The lawsuit was filed Aug. 3 with the district court in Krakow, some 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Warsaw, Judge Andrzej Almert said. He said he knew of no similar cases in the country.
The plaintiff was identified only as Slawomir L-S., a resident of Katowice, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Krakow. He blames Philip Morris Polska S.A., a Polish subsidiary of U.S. giant Philip Morris Inc., and Tobacco Industry Works in the central city of Radom for his mother's death.