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JUUL products are among the top selling and most widely used vaping products on the market today. Since their introduction in 2015, vaping has skyrocketed in the U.S. In fact, leading health officials tie America's teen vaping epidemic to the rise of JUUL products’ popularity.
JUUL’s e-cigarettes, sleek and designed to look like a USB thumb drive, attracted many individuals, especially young people, to JUUL vaping devices. The popular vaping company showcased many enticing flavors for their e-liquid “flavor pods” that quickly hooked younger users to JUUL products. JUUL Labs featured “fun” flavors including “fruit medley” and “crème brûlée,” encouraging users to find their favorite or try them all.
Now, JUUL lawsuits are being filed against the e-cigarette manufacturer for negligence for both their products and product marketing. Vape users and parents of underage vape users claim JUUL e-cigarette devices and liquid pods caused individuals to suffer injuries including severe nicotine addiction, seizures, and nicotine poisoning. Some even claim JUUL’s e-cigarette batteries exploded and injured users’ faces and hands.
If you or a loved one used JUUL e-cigarettes or vaping products and suffered from serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the McGartland Law Firm today to see if you are eligible to file a claim against JUUL Labs.
Why People Are Filing JUUL Lawsuits?
Some of the most frequent reasons why individuals are filing lawsuits against JUUL Labs include the following:
JUUL's products contain dangerously high levels of nicotine, causing users to develop nicotine poisoning and have seizures.
Their e-cigarette batteries have been found to overheat and either burn users or explode causing severe injuries to users' hands and faces.
JUUL's nicotine salts used in their JUUL pods are highly addictive, making it difficult for users to quit vaping.
JUUL Labs downplayed the addiction risks of JUUL products and targeted their advertising campaigns at youth.
JUUL Nicotine Poisoning and Addiction
New studies reveal vaping JUUL e-cigarettes can cause a number of serious health complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that vaping a single JUUL pod contains the same amount of nicotine as a smoking 20 cigarettes. Experts even argue a JUUL pod may contain the amount of nicotine in two packs of cigarettes. This highly concentrated form of nicotine, found in JUUL’s signature nicotine salts, has been claimed to hook vapers after a single use, spurring quick nicotine addictions, injuries, and withdrawal when trying to quit JUUL.
JUUL lawsuits claim JUUL e-cigarettes and pods caused injuries including:
Heart attacks or problems
Popcorn lung (bronchiolitis obliterans)
Mental health or behavioral issues
Lung or respiratory injury
If you used JUUL e-cigarettes and liquid pods and developed a severe nicotine addiction or other health condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Exploding JUUL E-Cigarette Injuries and Death
Increasing lawsuits claim JUUL e-cigarettes can explode and cause severe injuries and even death. JUUL e-cigarettes are powered by a small, rechargeable lithium-ion battery. However, the cylindrical design of the e-cigarette and the combination of a heating element with a battery poses a risk. The heating element of e-cigarettes can cause batteries to overheat and explode. E-cigarette explosions have caused severe damage to users’ hands, faces, or other parts of the body. Additionally, the cylindrical design of the e-cigarette can cause the battery, when overheated, to shoot out at the speed of a bullet. In some cases, the injuries from this rocket-like explosion led to death.
If your JUUL e-cigarette exploded and caused your or a loved one’s injuries, you may be eligible to file a claim against JUUL Labs for negligence.
Deceptive JUUL E-Cigarette Advertising
Since the introduction of JUUL e-cigarettes and vape pods on the market, JUUL Lab’s advertising and marketing targeted youth and minors, downplaying the risks of vaping. Many lawsuits filed by young adults and parents of minors say youth were led to believe vaping JUUL products was a safer alternative to smoking or better than smoking. In fact, Truth Initiative found that 63% of JUUL users between 15 and 24 years of age had no idea that JUUL pods contained nicotine. Nicotine has been known to cause severe damage to adolescent brain development.
Other lawsuits pointed out JUUL frequently advertised on media platforms visited by youths, using bright, colorful ads of young adults partying and “JUULing” to entice minors to buy their products. JAMA Pediatrics released a study that almost half of JUUL’s Twitter followers in 2018 were between the ages of 13 and 17.
Younger JUUL members, unaware of nicotine risks, quickly developed severe nicotine addictions from JUUL products and injuries including seizures, strokes, and lung damage. In fact, the FDA demanded in 2019 for JUUL to submit documents about their research and marketing tactics to youth, and later announced their plan to restrict the sale of flavored vape devices, like JUUL, online and in stores.
Why Should I File a Claim Against JUUL Labs?
When a company exploits your trust by marketing and selling a harmful product, that company is liable for your injuries. Our product liability attorneys know what rights companies owe to consumers, and we’re here to protect your rights. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you deserve to be compensated for the financial burdens and suffering caused by that company’s product.
If you or a loved one suffers from injuries caused by JUUL e-cigarette use, you have rights that deserve to be defended. Contact our experienced product liability attorneys today and get your free case consultations. We have legal professionals standing by 24/7 to answer your questions, concerns, and to see if you are eligible to file a claim for your JUUL injuries. Call 1.866.832.9300.