If you’ve turned on the news in 2019, you have probably seen the backlash against e-cigarettes, especially the manufacturer JUUL. More recently, teens and young adults have filed suits against JUUL claiming lung damage and hospitalization. Fellerman & Ciarimboli can guide and help you through a JUUL lawsuit while fighting for your rights.
Deceptive marketing may have played a huge role in getting teens addicted to nicotine and “JUULing”. JUUL has also been accused of sending 1 million tainted flavor pods out to customers. Before we get into previous suits, let’s get into what a JUUL is.
What is a JUUL?
A JUUL is a form of electronic cigarette that is about the size of a USB thumb drive and coincidentally are charged via USB cable. JUUL devices use nicotine in the form of a liquid paired with flavoring, glycerin, and propylene glycol. With the use of its onboard battery and heating coils, the liquid is heated when inhaled and turned into vapor, hence the term vaping. JUUL and similar devices are referred to as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
This USB style e-cig uses a pod system to deliver the nicotine to the user. The pod attaches to the top of the unit where the battery leads and coils sit. These units are highly addictive, as one pod unit contains nearly as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes! The liquid contained in these pods has a much larger concentration of nicotine in each draw that is absorbed into the body at a much higher rate than tobacco cigarettes.
Recently, two Philadelphia Area School Districts sued JUUL along with many others across the nation for harm on its students with its negligent marketing getting teens addicted to nicotine. These types of cases are popping up all over the nation and are becoming more and more common. These aggressive marketing tactics are getting teens hooked on higher concentrations of nicotine that are more dangerous to still-developing lungs. As a result, teens have suffered from nicotine poisoning which can result in seizures, convulsions, joint pain, blood clots, heart injuries, embolisms, elevated blood pressure, and strokes.
JUUL’s domination expands to over half the market share of e-cigs. Many lawsuits claim that JUUL purposely made this device small and sleek to attract younger users. This caused traditional cigarette smoking rates to fall to 3.6% from 29% in 1976, while JUUL use among teens skyrocketed.
When to Contact the JUUL Lawsuit Attorneys at Fellerman Law
If your teenager has developed symptoms or has been hospitalized from a Juul device, contact our experienced attorneys at Fellerman & Ciarimboli. We proudly serve the Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton areas for those seeking compensation in a JUUL Lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation.