Product Liability lawyers To Help You
Young teens and adults are experiencing severe injuries and, in some cases, even death due to the use of e-cigarettes and Juul products to vape.
An e-cigarette or a Juul is a device that is shaped to look like a traditional cigar, cigarette, USB flash drive or even a simple pen. This device is powered by a battery and holds a nicotine solution, a specific flavoring and additional potentially harmful chemicals. The e-cigarette transforms the nicotine solution into a mist or vapor that an e-cig user can inhale. Nicotine amounts delivered can vary from electronic cigarette to electronic cigarette. The safety of e-cigarettes and similar products are being questioned as claims of severe injuries and even deaths in users are being documented.
E-cigarette products have been marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes because they do not burn tobacco, instead turning it into a mist that is vaped, thereby bypassing many of the health risks of traditional tobacco smoking. Products like the Juul have also been purported to help smokers who use tobacco in a conventional format quit smoking. The problem is that a study has indicated that e-cigarettes do not often lead a person to stop smoking outright, but they do help to control the use of tobacco products through the process of vaping.
Electronic delivery of nicotine through a Juul or a similar device is now the most common method by which to use tobacco in our teen population. The explosive growth in popularity of vaping amongst youth has raised the concerns of physicians, parents and regulators in the U.S. government. Their concerns appear well-founded when you consider that device manufacturers like Juul have targeted our teens with flavors that make an offensive product more palatable, like:
Targeting our teens in this manner allowed Juul to make up more than 70% of our U.S. e-cigarette market in a relatively short amount of time.
After a period of only two years, reports began to accrue about serious illnesses that were related to e-cigarette use and vaping, the victims include adults and teens. The CDC has documented:
This information coupled with the lack of a definitive cause in all instances has resulted in the CDC warning that all vaping and use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for all ages. The CDC went on to state that nicotine is extremely addictive and can harm brain development of any user into the mid-20s.
In a likely attempt to thwart legal action, Juul has preemptively removed all product flavors favored by teen e-cigarette users. This action resulted in only tobacco, mint and menthol pods being available in brick and mortar storefronts.
Action Legal Group, a premier product liability law firm with lawyers in Washington D.C., Florida and Illinois, is now researching and pursuing legal claims on behalf of teens and adults harmed by vaping. The defective product attorneys on our team are prepared to hold the appropriate corporations accountable for their practices and the damaged they have caused. We are a leader in product liability legal matters, and we leverage our experience and legal resources to obtain the most compensation that is available for our clients. Contact us today if you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of a Juul device or a similar e-cigarette.