Smoker wins £250000 from BATBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7343.934/b (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:934
- Christopher Zinn
In a case said to have worldwide implications, a grandmother dying of lung cancer has become the first Australian to successfully sue an international tobacco company.
Victoria's Supreme Court found British America Tobacco (BAT) and their lawyers had deliberately destroyed thousands of documents so that they could not be produced in court.
The judge found that the actions made …