JUUL is a popular electronic cigarette device that has been marketed to teens and young adults as a safe alternative to cigarettes. JUUL and other vaping devices, however, have been linked to a variety of health complications. In fact, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against JUUL Labs and its largest stakeholder Altria involving a 15-year-old Florida girl alleging that she became addicted to and was harmed by the product. While the outcome of this lawsuit is uncertain, if you or your child has been injured by an e-cigarette, you should contact an experienced e-cigarette lawsuit attorney.
J&Y Law, a premier personal injury firm serving clients throughout California, is currently handling cases involving JUUL and other vaping products. While vaping has been touted as a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, the nicotine concentration in these devices may not have been accurately disclosed to the public. The liquid inside of JULL and other vape cartridges also contain glycerol, propylene alcohol, and other potentially harmful chemicals. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a JUUL or other electronic cigarettes, our legal team will fight for your right to just compensation.
What are the dangers of JUUL and other e-cigarettes?
Medical professionals have long expressed their concerns about the high concentration of nicotine in e-cigarettes. Nicotine is a highly addictive toxic substance that is known to impair lung and brain development during adolescence. Using JUUL devices comes with a higher risk because the e-liquid in JUUL is 5 percent by volume, twice the nicotine concentration of similar vaping devices.
The addictive nature of nicotine presents a greater risk to children and young adults because their bodies and internal organs are more susceptible to damage. Using JUUL and other e-cigarette devices may cause a variety of health conditions, including seizures, poisoning, respiratory problems as well as addiction and anxiety disorders.
Nonetheless, JUUL Labs may have failed to warn its customers about the contents of its products and the risks of nicotine consumption. Moreover, JUUL and other e-cigarette manufacturers have targeted younger people through aggressive social media campaigns.
What are the allegations in the JUUL lawsuit?
The plaintiffs in the above-mentioned class-action lawsuit alleged that the defendants — JUUL Labs, Altria and Phillip Morris knew the device was not safe under any circumstance for non-smokers and that is could aggravate nicotine addiction in people already addicted to cigarettes. The lawsuit also claims that JUUL Labs was aware that the solution in its e-cigarette delivers more nicotine into a person’s bloodstream and does so more quickly than a traditional cigarette. Not only did JUUL fail to disclose these facts, but the company also disseminated false, misleading and deceitful information about the product through its website, advertisements and social media.
Contact Our Los Angeles JUUL Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered from any serious health-related complications or medical conditions as a result of having used a JUUL or another e-cigarette product, J&Y Law can help. When you consult us, we will take the time to determine whether you have a valid claim and then choose the best course of action. While product liability cases involving e-cigarettes are uncharted territory, we believe that JUUL and other vape manufacturers must be held accountable. If your claim is successful you may be awarded damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent injuries and other harm you have endured. Please contact our office today for a free consultation. You will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation for you.