$1M sanction for lawyer who allowed smoking references

A defense attorney has been sanctioned close to $1 million for allowing a defense expert to make a prohibited reference to smoking that resulted in a mistrial in a lung cancer-related medical malpractice case.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge imposed the sanction for failing to instruct medical expert not to mention deceased plaintiff’s smoking history.

More information are available at ABAJournal and The Legal Intelligencer

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