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Have You Sustained Injuries After Using Juul E-Cigarettes?
You May Have a Claim.
What Are Juul E-Cigarettes?
It is a vaping product that uses cartridges filled with a liquid containing nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. The liquid is heated by the device and inhaled as vapor. Some of the flavors for Juul include cucumber, crème, mango, mint, and strawberry milk.
Juul E-Cigarette Sparks Health Concerns Among Parents
NBC Nightly News | Published on Mar 28, 2018
Why Is There a Youth Epidemic With Vaping?
Before the introduction of e-cigarettes, the number of young people who smoked was on a steep decline. With so many anti-smoking ads and advocates voicing the dangers of smoking, it appeared as though cigarettes would be a thing of the past. Then, a new contender entered ring in the form of e-cigarettes.
According to a national survey, the number of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes increased over 25% between the years of 2010 to 2018. This startling increase is reinforced by the fact that Juul Labs marketed to minors. A warning letter from the FDA to Juul Labs recounts how representatives of Juul went to high schools and told students how much safer their product was in comparison to combustible cigarettes. With a whole new generation becoming addicted to nicotine, Juul E-Cigarette Lawyers are now beginning filing Juul E-Cigarette lawsuits for deceptive marketing towards minors.
Why Are Juul E-Cigarettes Dangerous?
This product contains nicotine, which is an extremely addictive chemical. Each Juul cartridge contains 5% nicotine. Each cartridge also has about 200 puffs before the user would need to replace it. This is the equivalent of an entire pack of combustible cigarettes. The major reason why youth vapers are at an increased risk is because their brains are still in development until the age of 25. Therefore, damages to the developing brain by way of nicotine addiction can be permanent. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), vaping related illnesses have grown frighteningly fast in the past months, leading to serious injuries.
What Are The Injuries From E-Cigarettes?
The vaping epidemic continues as now over 1,400 cases of deadly illnesses linked to vaping products and 33 deaths were reported to the CDC as of October 17, 2019. The CDC is even more concerned by the fact that the number of victims is increasing rather than decreasing. This may indicate that even more people will fall ill before finding the cause or cure of vaping related illnesses.
The CDC is calling this illness EVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury). This illness mostly impacts and targets the lungs. It appears the patients have lung diseases that tend to be more common in older patients. However, many of these patients exhibiting these symptoms are quite young, since the vaping trend is popular with young individuals. The initial symptoms in nearly all EVALI cases involve coughing, chest pain and shortness of breath. EVALI cases that require intensive care prove to be fatal, or potentially fatal, 50% of the time. It is also suspected that during flu season that the outbreak of this illness will increase.
What We Know About Juul E-Cigarette Lawsuits?
Many lawsuits have been filed on behalf of clients seeking to bring Juul Labs to justice for their marketing tactics to under aged youth and for the illnesses that have arisen as a result of vaping. Within the past few months, three (3) teens in New Jersey are suing Juul Labs for their nicotine addiction and hospitalization. A Louisiana resident has also filed a class action lawsuit against Juul after their teen became addicted. Recently, a lawsuit was filed by Juul E-Cigarette lawyers on behalf of a mother whose son died after a three (3) year addiction to Juul, making this the first complaint naming Juul to be directly responsible for the death of a teenager. The number of Juul E-Cigarette lawsuits rises with each passing day.
How Is The Nation Reacting?
Local governments are weighing in with big legislative decisions in light of the vaping epidemic. San Francisco became the first city to ban the sale of all electronic cigarettes. This ban does not go into effect until early 2020. New York, Rhode Island, Washington and Oregon have all banned the sale of flavored vaping products for 4-6 months, depending on the state. However, Michigan and Oregon have lifted these bans temporarily in recent court decisions. Massachusetts took the bans a step further and banned the sale of all vaping products for 4 months.
On the federal level, the Trump Administration is considering its own ban of flavored vaping products to combat the wave of young people using them. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to finalize a policy that would effectively remove many nontobacco flavored e-cigarettes from the market.
Congress has also held public hearings about vaping to gain more knowledge on the matter. At these hearing, parents voiced their concerns at the alarming rate their children became addicted to vaping products and how deceptive the advertising is. One representative pointed out that the concern goes beyond THC based products. He mentions seeing patients with illnesses from only smoking tobacco-based vaping products. The chief medical officer of the American Lung Association spoke on how the FDA has found no e-cigarettes to be safe and effective in helping smokers quit.
Vaping News & Juul E-Cigarette Lawsuit Timeline
- July 16, 2019 – San Francisco votes to ban the sale of all electronic cigarettes in the city to take effect in early 2020.
- September 4, 2019 – Michigan becomes the first state to ban the sale of flavored vape products.
- September 10, 2019 – President Trump proposes a ban on flavoring in e-cigarettes.
- September 12, 2019 – A dad of a 14 year old son sues Juul Labs for false advertising.
- September 13, 2019 – 3 teens in New Jersey sue Juul Labs over alleged vaping addiction and hospitalization.
- September 14, 2019 – Louisiana resident files a class action lawsuit against Juul after teen became addicted.
- September 18, 2019 – New York bans the sale of flavored vape products.
- September 24, 2019 – Massachusetts bans the sale of all vaping products for four months.
- September 25, 2019 – Rhode Island bans the sale of flavored vape products.
- September 25, 2019 – Juul CEO steps down. Big Tobacco executive takes his place.
- October 1, 2019 – Long Island teen sues Juul alleging ads “manipulate” users.
- October 10, 2019 – Washington state bans the sale of flavored vape products.
- October 11, 2019 – Oregon bans the sale of flavored vape products.
- October 15, 2019 – Mom files first complaint accusing Juul of being directly responsible for her son’s death.
- October 15, 2019 – Michigan lifts flavored vaping product ban until further court orders.
- October 17, 2019 – Oregon temporarily lifts the ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.
- October 17, 2019 – Juul suspends sales of all fruity flavors.
What Are The Common Side Effects Of Juul E-Cigarettes?
- Chest Pain
- Dry or Sore Throat
- Nicotine Addiction
- Shortness of Breath
- Stomach Ache
- Respiratory Issues
What Are The Harmful Ingredients In E-Cigarettes?
The main appeal of e-cigarettes is that they are allegedly less harmful than combustible cigarettes. However, the FDA recently published a report on the testing of 18 samples of different flavorings and strengths of e-cigarette liquid. The report findings include:
- One (1) sample contained diethylene glycol, which is an ingredient in antifreeze that is toxic to humans.
- Half of the samples detected levels of tobacco-specific nitrosamines that are carcinogenic to humans.
- Most samples contain “anabasine, myosmine, and β – nitrotyine” which are tobacco-specific impurities that are dangerous to humans.
- All but one (1) of the cartridges labeled as “no nicotine” actually had low levels of nicotine.
- Three (3) e-cigarette brand cartridges with the same label were tested and revealed that each cartridge emitted a markedly different amount of nicotine with each puff.
- One (1) high-nicotine e-cigarette brand cartridge delivered twice the amount of nicotine compared to a sample of FDA approved nicotine inhalation for smoking cessation aids.
Contact an Experienced Juul E-Cigarette Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one have used Juul E-Cigarettes and have become addicted to nicotine or developed a lung issue, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering, among other losses. We work with some of the most knowledgeable Juul E-Cigarette lawyers in the country, who are ready to talk to you about a potential case. Call us today toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.