Hayward, CA asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California

Q: I bought a pack of golden deer and I smoked a cigarette out of one of my packs and a cut on the filter

And it tasted nasty and I think there was something in it and it made me throw up

2 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Well, the evidence is gone or mostly gone, because you smoked it. Also, claiming you threw up isn't evidence of damages. For that, you need medical care, including a diagnosis, lab tests showing the presence of some bacteria, virus, chemical, poison, etc. that can be traced to the cigarette, along with some prognosis of your recovery from injury and whether or not you are permanently injured.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I think this is a message to stop smoking. Did you read the surgeon general warning on the pkg? You may have a product liability case, if you were seriously damaged by this. You need to have the cigarette, the package and the sales receipt in order to prove the case. Suggest you sue in small claims.

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