Mar 11, 2003 - 12:41 pm
I have lost three grandparents to lung cancer. Now my Dad is sick. I just went through a horrible ordeal with he and my mother, where he was rushed to the hospital and barely survived.
I've recently become an attorney and wanted by bosses to go after the tobacco companies for peddling death with the full knowledge of the addictive nature of their product. My bosses said they didn't want to do it because the cases were too expensive to litigate, too time consuming, and ended up in the appelate courts for years. Well, I finally convinced them to do it. I told them it was a personal mission of mine, and that they had a moral obligation to the public since the public has paid their rent (we are a class action law firm).
I've spoken with a couple of people here about going through this with me, and they seem reluctant, and sometimes a little creeped out. One poor woman thought it was a scam or we're a bunch of ambulance chasers. It isn't, and we're not. I just don't understand the lack of anger and indignation. Am I naive? After a year of dealing with this will I also lose my desire to fight? Feel free to correct or enlighten me, any advice is sincerely appreciated.
Anyhow, I'm sorry if I sound like a bitter lunatic, I'm really not. If anyone wants to look into this further, send me an email. I'm going to need help and lung cancer patients/families.