Center for Public Health Litigation
The Center for Public Health Litigation, a project of the Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) at Northeastern University School of Law School, uses litigation to help those affected by public health problems.
- Work with the families of ailing and deceased smokers to identify and pursue new tobacco lawsuits in Massachusetts
- Work with those who have bought food and other products that they were told were “healthy” or “natural,” and that were actually neither
- Work with those who have been deceived by misleading indoor tanning ads or false claims about the effectiveness of dietary supplements
- Work to prevent misleading statements about the safety of e-cigarettes
- Work with consumers who responded to false and deceptive marketing of dietary supplements
The goal of the Center is to use litigation to help shape public policy through law, specifically in the areas of tobacco control and child health. The proceeds from our cases go to victims and into our future work.
Have you had an experience that touches on one of our ongoing litigation areas? Have you been harmed by smoking or by false claims about the safety or effectiveness of health care products? Do you feel that your experience can help shape public policy laws regarding tobacco control, health care or food? If so, please contact us to share your experience.