Juul Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for Allegedly Marketing Vapes to Teens
Many of us grew up hearing that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. They cause 80% to 90% of lung cancer cases, raise your blood pressure and increase your chances for developing heart disease. For decades, cigarette companies have searched for an alternative to lower health risks while providing the same effect. Enter Juul, an e-cigarette company founded in 2015 that markets itself as an alternative to cigarettes.
HGD AND SOUTHERN MED LAW HAVE FILED A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST THE MAKERS OF JUUL.
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The company has come under fire recently in the wake of three lawsuits alleging the devices have caused Juul users to become addicted to nicotine. One of the Juul lawsuits was filed by the parents of a 15-year-old boy who they claim is addicted to the vaping device and the nicotine it provides. In addition, the Massachusetts Attorney General opened an investigation into Juul to determine if the company is targeting minors with their products.
Although Juul vaping devices are intended for adults 21 and older, they have become popular among teens, particularly high school students. In fact, the devices are so trendy many kids use the word as a verb, often referring to the act as “juuling.” There’s growing fear that vaping will become the next generation’s version of smoking, a concern supported by a 2017 CDC study which found high schoolers and middle schoolers use e-cigarettes more often than regular ones.
Heninger Garrison Davis is currently looking for people who vape who may have experienced any of the following:
- Addiction – with or without treatment.
- Any person, and especially High School or College Students, who have been diagnosed with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis or Pneumonia or a Eosinophilic Pneumonia that required medical treatment including hospitalization. JUUL smokers can develop very quickly a significant pneumonia that may require ICU care including mechanical ventilation. There won’t be many of these cases, but there will be some. This can progress to death.
- Any person who has developed COPD or advanced Asthma after using JUUL products.
- Any person that has a heart attack (myocardial infarction) after using JUUL products.
If you or a loved one have experienced any of the medical side affects after using JUUL products, please contact one of our attorneys at HGD. Even if you feel you are not ready to file a suit, consult one of our qualified lawyers as soon as possible so that you will know your options. We do not charge any fees upfront. In fact, we will only charge attorney’s fees if we obtain a financial settlement for you. If you don’t win, we won’t get paid a legal fee. Call us today for your free case evaluation 1-855-347-8590.