Frenchman recognizes his amputated leg in picture from cigarettes pack
The son of a man purchased a pack of cigarettes, on which a photo of an amputated leg with the signature “ increases the formation of plaque in blood vessels.”
A 60-year-old Albanian living in France was amazed to see a pack of cigarettes with an image of an amputated leg. He recognized his limb, which was amputated many years ago. The man did not give consent to the use of the photo, but he never smoked cigarettes. Information about that appeared on the website of the regional radio station France Bleu with reference to the victim’s lawyer.
The story got its start last year. The son of a man purchased a pack of cigarettes, on which a photo of an amputated leg with the signature “ increases the formation of plaque in blood vessels.” He immediately recognized the leg of his father from scars and burn marks.
The man’s father confirmed his assumption - he immediately recognized his limb. He also said that amputation is not related to smoking - he lost his leg as a result of an attack in Albania in 1997.
The man hired lawyer Antoine Fittan, who said he was shocked by this story.
“It’s still incredible that a person ends up on a pack of cigarettes of the European Union without his consent,” the victim’s lawyer said.
He also explained that the photo could get on a pack of cigarettes from a military hospital in the city of Metz. The victim lives with his family there. Two months before the discovery of a pack with a photo, the man visited the hospital. He was trying to figure out whether to make a prosthetic leg. The doctors took several pictures but did not give any answer.