National Lawyers Representing JUUL E-Cigarette Lawsuits Across America
Since its launch in 2015, JUUL has quickly grown in popularity, eventually becoming the most widely used e-cigarette brand in the United States. Now making up more than half of e-cig sales, JUUL has built its brand on the claim that it is the “healthy alternative” to smoking regular cigarettes. However, despite this boom of popularity, there has also been a growing wave of complaints against JUUL of users complaining of lung injuries and nicotine poisoning.
Though E-Cigarettes don’t have the same toxins as old-fashioned smokes, they’re still dangerous and can introduce concerning levels of nicotine into the body. A personal injury lawyer or an attorney with experience handling e-cigarette lawsuits could help determine if the manufacturer was liable in any way. With a strong case, you could potentially seek compensation for damages caused by the JUUL E-Cigarette device.
Is JUULING Truly the Safe Alternative to Cigarettes?
The healthiest alternative to smoking cigarettes is not vaping or ‘JUULING,’ but rather not to smoke at all. Though studies suggest that e-cigarettes and vape pens are not as dangerous as regular cigarettes (or at least, not dangerous in the same ways), they still pose an undeniable threat to the user’s health.
According to the CDC, there are hundreds of cases of lung injuries related to vaping and still other complaints of nicotine poisoning. Cigarettes are dangerous primarily due to burning tobacco, which causes lung issues and smoking-related issues. E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco and thus do not come with the same smoke-related dangers. However, they are still full of toxic chemicals, and many contain more nicotine than regular cigarettes.
What Are the Known Side Effects of Using E-Cigarettes?
People have known that cigarettes were hazardous to your health since the 1960s, though smoking popularity remained largely mainstream for many decades after. With the invention of e-cigs and vape pens came an opportunity to rebrand smoking and try to depict this new version as safer. But we now know that vaping poses a threat to our health as well; sometimes the same threats as cigarettes, sometimes all new ones. The list of negative effects that e-cigarettes could have on their users include:
- Nicotine poisoning.
- Developing bronchitis obliterans (aka ‘popcorn lung’).
- Severe nicotine addiction.
- Cardiovascular disease.
- Heart attacks or heart problems.
- Behavioral issues and intrusive thoughts.
- Respiratory failure.
- Pregnancy complications.
- Some vape liquids include nitrosamines, which have been linked to cancer.
The signs of nicotine poisoning include seizures, joint pain, heart injuries, blood clots, dangerously high blood pressure, and strokes.
Have Lawsuits Succeeded Against JUUL Labs Before?
In 2021, JUUL Labs agreed to a settlement of $40 million to the state of North Carolina in the first wave of lawsuits brought by states that alleged that JUUL’s deceptive marketing practices led to high numbers of addiction in young people and created a new health crisis. The FDA has now banned a number of e-cigarettes from the public market and is giving strict words to the manufacturers of e-cigs, including JUUL.
Like Big Tobacco before it, the e-cigarette industry is powerful and financially successful, with teams of lawyers defending their interests around the clock. Despite that, though, lawyers representing users injured by e-cigarette devices and products have been able to successfully sue on behalf of their clients. If you’ve suffered negative effects from using JUUL devices, contact Greg Jones Law for a free case evaluation.
How Can Greg Jones Law Help?
Many users, with a disproportionate amount of them young people, started using e-cigarettes, believing that the product was a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, many of these claims were deceptive, and the product is still very hazardous to one’s health. E-cigarettes have high amounts of nicotine, thus making them extremely addictive. And now, even though the user may know that the JUUL or vape pen is bad for them, the nicotine addiction already has its hooks in them, and it’s not easy to get free, even while the e-cig does damage to their health.
The law firm of Greg Jones Law has successfully represented injured clients of misleading devices before. JUUL and other companies like it try to skirt around the facts and offer half-truths, deception, and outright lies to consumers. These products can cause serious harm to users. If you’ve been hurt or made ill by JUUL e-cigarettes, call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.