Thinking about filing a Juul lawsuit? You’re not alone. It seems vaping isn’t so safe after all. Vaping products, especially those sold by Juul Labs Inc., are being subjected to review as deaths and lung injuries (chemical burns) have been related to harmful chemicals in the liquids used with vape devices.
Teens are also becoming heavily addicted to the product. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, e- cigarette use among middle and high school students increased by 900 percent between 2011 and 2015, and a report from the National Health Interview Survey found 40 percent of young e-cigarette users were never smokers before trying e-cigarettes.
If you think you have a vaping case, watch for symptoms, including:
- Similar symptoms to pneumonia
- Cold sweats
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Sore throat
- Inflamed airways
With 1,479 confirmed and probable cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes in 49 states the CDC is recommending people not use e-cigarettes. The CDC has confirmed 33 deaths in 24 states. In NJ alone, there are 20 confirmed cases and 15 probable vaping cases.
To date, there have been no cases of vaping-related lung issues that have been associated with products sold in New Jersey Medical Marijuana dispensaries. People should not buy products off the street or add substances not intended by the manufacturer.
Dozens of vaping lawsuits have already been filed across the country. Most of them against e-cigarette leader Juul Labs Inc. The first Juul lawsuit other cases against other manufacturers were filed by state and local governments seeking to hold the companies liable for the costs of vaping addiction among their residents. Public school districts have started filing their own similar lawsuits against Juul. All of these public addiction lawsuits by school districts and local governments make similar accusations that Juul deliberately boosted the nicotine potency of its product, then targeted its marketing at teens. The result was an epidemic of teens addicted to nicotine from vaping.
How do I know if I qualify for a vaping lawsuit and should find a lawyer?
Our firm is currently looking for potential vaping cases from across the country. There are two different categories of vaping lawsuits our law firm is exploring: (1) wrongful addiction cases; and (2) vaping injury cases.
- Wrongful Addiction Cases: In the wrongful addiction cases, the plaintiffs are basically alleging that improper marketing or misleading claims about product safety led them to try Juul (or another product) and that they subsequently became physically addicted to the nicotine in these products. Plaintiffs with a Juul lawsuit are basically alleging that their addiction is their injury and are seeking compensation for the associated costs.
- Vaping Injury Cases: The second category of vaping lawsuits includes cases in which an individual has actually suffered physical injury or death as a direct result of vaping. There have been 18 reported cases of vaping-related deaths and several thousand reported cases of serious respiratory injury. These individuals can file a traditional product liability lawsuit against the e-cigarette or vaping companies.
To qualify as a plaintiff under our law firm’s criteria for either category of vaping lawsuit, the individual’s very-first exposure to nicotine must have been through Juul or another vaping product (i.e., people who never smoked traditional cigarettes before vaping).
For wrongful addiction lawsuits, the individual must, under our criteria, have been under age 25 at the time they started vaping. For respiratory injury lawsuits, the individual can be any age, but there must be no history of prior smoking, and the injury had to occur at least 30 days after regular use. If you meet these criteria, you may have a case on your hands we want to explore with you. Contact us to find a lawyer today.