JUUL is a popular e-cigarette device. It provides an alternative to traditional cigarettes by replacing tobacco with vaping. The device consists of a cartridge in which users can put different types of e-liquid. Once this liquid is heated, it produces vapors that are inhaled. The e-liquid used for JUUL contains nicotine, flavorings, and different other chemicals. The device is small, similar in size and design to a USB flash drive and it is powered by a battery. Due to the chemical compounds of the e-liquid, JUUL was deemed to be dangerous as it can be linked to lung cancer.
JUUL Labs Inc., an American company that produces electronic cigarettes is the manufacturer of this device. JUUL Labs Inc. was a subsidiary of Pax Labs until 2017. The company’s headquarters are in San Francisco, California.
JUUL has become popular among users due to the fact that it has been marketed as a safer and healthier alternative to smoking. As a result, an impressive number of young people, including minors, started using the device.
These e-cigarettes have been linked to the development of life-threatening lung diseases including lung cancer, as well as stroke and seizure. This type of vaping is considered unsafe due to the chemical composition of the e-liquid that is being inhaled. Diacetyl is one of the dangerous ingredients in the e-liquid and it has been linked to bronchiolitis obliterans, the scarring of the lungs’ air sacks also known as popcorn lung. Additionally, this candy-flavored liquid contains high levels of nicotine which cause addiction.
If you have been using JUUL and you have on of the symptoms listed below, you might be entitled to a personal injury claim against the manufacturer, therefore, don’t hesitate to contact us if you experience:
Up to date, hundreds of claims have been brought against JUUL Labs due to the personal injury caused by the vaping device JUUL. The plaintiffs were diagnosed with vaping-related conditions. Due to the popularity of the device among adolescents, many of these users’ parents have filed lawsuits for the respiratory, but also neurological problems caused by JUUL addiction.
As a result of the hundreds of cases of lung diseases associated with the use of JUUL, the authorities have called for a ban on this type of e-cigarettes.
Some of the damages victims claimed compensations for include: nicotine addiction, lung diseases, lung injury, stroke, seizure, deceptive marketing of the product to minors.
More than 330 cases were brought nationwide against the JUUL's manufacturer. As a result, these were united into a mass litigation action pending in a federal court in San Francisco. At the moment, there is no trial date for this mass litigation yet. Last year in October, the federal court of California also registered the first wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of JUUL e-cigarettes.
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