Juul and other e-cigarette lawsuits have claimed that vaping caused strokes, serious lung injuries, seizures, and lung disease. Some of the lawsuits that have been filed a claim the high nicotine levels in the Juul pods and e-cig fluids resulted in e-cig addiction, which worsened the health dangers people using Juul faced.
In recent years, the e-cigarette lawsuits filed have been growing steadily, along with an increase in e-cigarette use among young people, particularly teens. Many of the lawsuits filed target Juul Labs Inc., which makes up around 75% of all e-cigarettes that are sold in the U.S.
Even the U.S. Surgeon General issued a statement claiming that the use of e-cigarettes is now an epidemic among young people. To date, most of the e-cigarette lawsuits were filed by young adults or parents of minors who did not understand the full scope of the side effects that could occur with vaping.
Some of the people who have filed lawsuits state they because addicted to using the e-cigarette, which aggravates or worsens a pre-existing condition. They also claim that they were not aware that vape fluids included high levels of nicotine, which is an extremely addictive substance.
Juul Lawsuit Status
On July 15, 2021, there were a total of 2.339 lawsuits filed against Juul in the U.S. Most of the lawsuits claim that the marketing tactics used by Juul have targeted minors; however, the company has issued several statements denying this.
In fact, the company claims to have never marketed to youth and that they don’t want people who don’t currently use nicotine to try their product. A company spokesperson also stated that the lawsuits are mostly copied and pasted versions of other unfounded allegations that were discussed in other lawsuits the company has been contesting for more than a year. They also claim there is no merit to these suits and that the company will continue to defend its original mission.
The cases mentioned above include both individual personal injury cases and class action lawsuits in four different states. It’s expected that the number of plaintiffs will continue to grow in the coming years.
In the Juul lawsuits that have been filed, the main claims include:
- The company marketed its product in a way that would be attractive to minors
- The company actively promoted nicotine use
- The marketing used by the company did not provide a warning that its nicotine products are more addictive and potent than traditional tobacco cigarettes
- The products are unreasonably dangerous and defective
Lung Injuries From Juul Use
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration, the use of Juul pods and similar products is considered a “public health crisis.”
These devices are linked to lung disease and other serious consequences related to the lungs. If you or someone you know has experienced this type of injury due to the use of these devices, you have the right to file a lawsuit to receive compensation.
Along with the possibility of experiencing the conditions and diseases listed above, there are other symptoms that may be attributed to e-cigarette use. Many young people also experience seizure disorders, and some of the symptoms associated with seizures that are caused by vaping include:
- Issues with perception
- Staring spells
- Uncontrolled jerking of the legs or arms
- Disorientation and confusion
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Muscle spasms
- Body stiffening or shaking
Ongoing Health Issues with Juul Vaping Use
With Juul products becoming more and more popular, hospitals are starting to report younger patients coming into ER departments with pneumonia-like symptoms. However, once this condition is ruled out, doctors have discovered general respiratory problems and lung disease with symptoms like severe shortness of breath and lung morphology.
Some of the most common diseases young people are diagnosed with after Juul e-cigarette use include acute exogenous lipid pneumonia, bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, and acute eosinophilic pneumonia. Some of these patients are even admitted to the ICU until they recover from lung illnesses and others require breathing help from ventilators.
Your Right to File a Juul Lawsuit
When it comes to vape, there are more than a few potential dangers. It’s important to ensure that you take steps to file a lawsuit if you have suffered an injury or illness due to the use of Juul products. You can hire an attorney to help you with this process to ensure your rights are protected and that you get the amount of compensation deserved for the injuries you sustained.