RPWB attorneys are investigating the cases of people who have been harmed by the use of Juul vaping devices, including those who are suffering from health conditions such as lung disease, seizures and heart problems as well as minors who became addicted to nicotine as a result of using Juul.
In recent months, the makers of Juul e-cigarettes have come under scrutiny for the way the popular vape devices were marketed and for concerns that the highly-concentrated nicotine pods can cause a multitude of health issues and are responsible for minors developing nicotine addictions. In September 2019, the FDA warned Juul Labs about its improper marketing practices, including a number of claims that using Juul products is safer than smoking cigarettes and marketing geared towards minors. In addition to the government cracking down on Juul, individual users of Juul vaping products have filed lawsuits against the company.
RPWB is interested in speaking to Juul users who have developed health conditions from using the product as well as the parents of minors addicted to nicotine as a result of using Juul. Our experienced product liability attorneys will review your case free-of-charge and advise you on whether you may have a valid claim against Juul Labs. Please call us at 1-XXX-XXXX to begin your no-obligation consultation or simply fill out the form on this page.
Do I qualify to file a lawsuit against Juul?
There are a number of factors that must be considered when determining if someone might have a viable lawsuit against Juul, including whether the person has previously used tobacco products and specifically which vaping products were used. We are interested in speaking to non-smokers who developed:
- Lung Disease, including “popcorn lung”
- Lung Damage, including collapsed lung
- Heart Attacks (myocardial infarction)
- Heart Problems
- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis or pneumonia
- Mental Health Issues, including depression, anxiety and aggression
- Nicotine Addiction (minors)
If you or a loved one used Juul and suffered from any of those problems, please give us a call at 1-XXX-XXXX or fill out the form on this page to begin your free, no-obligation case review to determine whether you may have a viable lawsuit against Juul Labs.
Why choose RPWB for Juul Lawsuits
RPWB is a national product liability law firm. Our lawyers have decades of experience holding major corporations accountable for the harm their products cause, including our attorneys’ landmark work to sue tobacco companies in the 1990s.
U.S. News & World Report has designated RPWB a 2020 Best Law Firm for our work on mass torts and class actions, product liability, securities, healthcare law, medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits. With 16 lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list, RPWB was the top-listed law firm in the country for our work on mass torts and class actions in 2019, and currently is the top-listed plaintiff law firm in our home state for mass torts, personal injury and product liability. Additionally, many of our attorneys are featured by Super Lawyers for being among the best in their respective practice areas.
While those accolades are important, we are most proud of our results and the personalized service we provide to our clients. If you or a loved one is interested in pursuing a lawsuit against the makers of Juul vape products, please call us at 1-XXX-XXXX for an honest assessment of your potential case. We will let you know if we believe you may qualify for compensation.
Juul & Underage Users: Investigation reveals Juul ignored evidence teens were hooked
A Reuters investigation into Juul Labs found that the company’s products were deliberately designed to hook users through a formula so strong that the company at one time considered measures to limit the amount of nicotine the devices can deliver within specific time periods.
“The breakthrough “nicotine salts” formula that made the Juul e-cigarette so addictive – and ignited the company’s explosive market-share growth – made Juul especially attractive to teenagers and other new users who otherwise would never have smoked cigarettes, according to interviews with more than a dozen tobacco researchers, pediatricians, and a Reuters review of Juul patents and independent research on nicotine chemistry. The device delivers the drug more efficiently than a cigarette, according to emerging academic research into Juul’s formula and the company’s own patent documents.”
Reuters found that the company ignored early evidence that teens were becoming hooked to nicotine.
“Inside the company, the first signs that Juul had a strong appeal to young people came almost immediately after the sleek device went on sale in 2015, according to the former company manager, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Employees started fielding calls from teenagers asking where they could buy more Juuls, along with the cartridge-like disposable “pods” that contain the liquid nicotine.”
By the time Juul Labs began to take action, teen vape use has increased to a level that has prompted some to label it a public health crisis. The annual government tobacco survey, released in September 2019, found another marked increase in youth vaping rates. 1 in 9 high school students reported vaping on a daily basis. About a quarter of high school seniors reported vaping within 30 days of taking the survey. A total of 5 million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes, an alarming increase of nearly 3 million students in two years.
There are three concerning parts of teenagers using e-cigarettes:
A 2016 Surgeon General’s Report concluded the teenagers using any nicotine products is unsafe and can harm the development of an adolescent’s brain.
Research strongly suggests that teens who vape are more likely to migrate to traditional cigarettes. The most comprehensive study of e-cigarettes to-date found that there is “substantial evidence” that e-cigarette use increases the risk of transitioning to smoking conventional cigarettes.
If you are the parent of a child who developed a nicotine addiction from using Juul e-cigarettes, please contact us at 1-XXX-XXXX to begin your free- no obligation consultation.
Juul & Lung Disease
As the use of e-cigarette and vape devices has exploded, science has raced to keep up with the emerging health threat. More is being understood about the long-term health effects of products like Juul.
A 2018 study of by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report that reviewed over 800 different studies. It found that the use of e-cigarettes causes health risks. The study concluded that e-cigarettes both contain and emit a number of potentially toxic substances. The Academies’ report also states there is moderate evidence that youth who use e-cigarettes are at increased risk for cough and wheezing and an increase in asthma exacerbations. The American Lung Association is very troubled by the evolving evidence about the impact of e-cigarettes on the lungs.
In addition to nicotine, vaping devices like Juul can contain up to 70 chemicals. In 2019, Yale researchers found that chemical reactions in flavored liquids of Juul pods create unexpected chemicals that can irritate users’ airways.
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