Have You Or Your Child Been Harmed By the Juul Vaping Epidemic?
If you are a young adult under the age of 26, or if you have a minor child that has suffered from nicotine addition or illness after using the Juul e-cigarette, we would like to help you. The award-winning lawyers at Munley Law are currently accepting cases involving the e-cigarette company Juul. Munley Law is fighting for injured victims that have become addicted and/or suffered a physical injury or serious illness from using Juul vaping products. Our law firm has extensive resources and years of trial experience to help you hold the makers of Juul accountable for your addiction and injuries.
Juul is manufactured by Juul Labs; Altria, the parent company of Phillip Morris, has a 35% ownership stake in the company. Juul has been marketed as a safe alternative to cigarettes and many people, including teenagers and young adults with no previous smoking habits, believed that Juul was a safe product, not realizing that the product contained nicotine, a substance as addictive as heroin and cocaine. Juul users are now facing not only addiction problems, but serious health issues, and many lawsuits are being filed on behalf of Juul vaping victims.
Munley Law takes on big companies to help victims
If you or you child has been swept up in this Juul e-cigarette epidemic, you should call the expert product lawyers at Munley Law today. We have over 6 decades of experience handling these types of cases and we can help you put your life back on track. All consultations on Juul e-cigarettes are 100% free and there will be no charge to you unless we win your case. Munley Law has had some of the largest settlements and verdicts in the nation and we have received numerous awards for our work on behalf of the injured. Call us today, we can help you recover damages and resolve your Juul lawsuit as quickly as possible.
Contrary to Juul Labs’ claims that “Juuling” or vaping a Juul e-cigarette is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, recent studies have found that Juul and other e-cigarettes actually expose users to a number of dangerous health risks commonly associated with cigarettes, including addiction and addiction related injuries. The Surgeon General has stated that e-cigarettes are not safe for anyone under age 26. Studies are also now showing that effects such as: rapid deterioration of vascular function, increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure are developing in Juul users. Researchers have also found potential links to issues such as DNA damage and increased risk of cancer and are currently investigating any potential correlation between e-cigarette users’ higher likelihood of developing bronchiolitis obliterans (popcorn lung).
Who is eligible to file a Juul lawsuit/vaping injury case?
There are two ways you may be eligible to file a claim against the makers of Juul: if you have developed an addiction to nicotine and/or if you have developed physical injuries or serious illness as a result of using the product.
Currently, those eligible to file a claim for addiction are :
- Minors, under the age of 18 and young adults up to the age of 26 years old whose nicotine addiction is a direct result of vaping Juul products
- Victims who have developed addiction from the Juul product and have had no prior usage of other nicotine products
Those eligible to file a claim against Juul for physical injuries include:
- Minors under the age of 18 and young adults up to age 26
- Adults who were formerly non-smokers and have sustained a physical injury from Juul
If you meet these criteria, you or your child may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit against the makers of Juul. It is important to contact Munley Law today so that we can begin to investigate your case and help you to determine if you are eligible for the Juul lawsuit and to begin preparations to file your claim against Juul. Our lawyers are at the ready to help you and your family get the justice you deserve. Call us today to set up your free consult. We want to help you, and our team of best lawyers and incredible staff are here for you 24/7.
Why is the Juul Lawsuit Focused on Teens and Young Adults?
There is good reason to believe that Juul knowingly advertised their product to children and teens since its launch by glamorizing the smoking device though advertising and social media campaigns (#juul) featuring young people. Juul also appealed to young users by making the devices in a variety of sweet candy-like flavors and by using bright colors and youthful imagery in their product’s packaging. Celebrities and social media influencers helped to promote the product online, as Juuling or vaping Juul e-cigarettes became a popular trend. Because the Juul device is the size of a flash drive and easily concealed, kids are able to sneak the device into school, movie theaters and other places to vape. Unlike cigarettes, Juul products can be used virtually all day long and can deliver nicotine more efficiently.
Furthermore, Juul allegedly failed to warn its young users about the health risks associated with its products. Many young e-cigarette smokers believed that they were vaping flavored water or juices that did not contain nicotine. These young users did not know that the product contains a highly addictive chemical that is known to cause harm to adolescent brain development. In fact, a study in Tobacco Control shows that 63% of Juul e-cigarette users between the ages of 15 and 24 had no idea the product contained nicotine. As a result, many teens and youths became addicted and have suffered life-threatening injuries. Juul is now under federal investigation for targeting children and teens, whose adolescent brains are more vulnerable to addiction and to long-term damage than older users.
Targeting teens and young adults with marketing for a nicotine-based product is a practice that was outlawed for the tobacco industry and for good reason: young brains are still developing until the age of 25 or so, and they respond differently to highly addictive substances. If a person gets hooked on an addictive substance at a young age, the damage can be permanent.
FDA: JUUL Violated Federal Regulations
In September 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning which stated that Juul violated federal law by claiming that their products were a safer alternative to cigarettes.
The FDA statement followed hundreds of reports of vaping-related illness and several deaths that were also linked to vaping.
Not only is nicotine one of the most addictive chemicals in the world, but Juul manipulated the drug with their patented version of nicotine salts. This manipulation of nicotine removes all of the negative side effects of normally associated with traditional cigarettes such as coughing and gagging if inhaled too rapidly. The result is quicker and more severe addiction to nicotine than with traditional cigarette smoking. This has likely contributed to the increase in e-cigarette usage from 1.5 to 16 percent among high school students and from .6 to 5.3 percent among middle school students from 2011 to 2015.
The award-winning personal injury attorneys at Munley Law are preparing for Juul lawsuit cases and e-cigarette lawsuits. These Juul cases and e-cigarette lawsuits will range from smoking-related injuries, to false advertising, failure to warn consumers, and addiction-related injuries. You should contact us right now to learn more and protect yourself or your child.
What is JUUL?
Juul is an e-cigarette, or an electronic nicotine delivery system that vaporizes liquid for inhalation, also known as vaping.
Juul is made up of two separate parts: the cigarette that has a battery, temperature control and sensors, and the Juul pod, which contains nicotine, glycerol, propylene, benzoic acid and flavorings. Juul comes in eight flavors that include mint, mango, fruit cucumber menthol, crème and tobacco. Juul pods are rechargeable, come with a USB charging dock and are easy to conceal.
How does Juul work?
Juul works by inserting the Juul pod into the Juul cigarette device.
The user inhales through the device’s mouthpiece, which heats up the liquid nicotine that creates the vapor that users inhale. When the vapor from a Juul is inhaled, nicotine is absorbed as with a regular cigarette. Because of the nicotine salts used, the nicotine is absorbed without the noxious effects of smoking a traditional cigarette (irritants like smoke and ash).
Juul’s patented nicotine salts (or, JuulSalts) are different from the freebase nicotine liquids used in other types of e-cigarettes. JuulSalts enter the bloodstream faster, mimicking the addictive nature of regular cigarettes. And because vaping nicotine salts is not as harsh on the respiratory tract as smoking cigarettes, users can consume higher doses of nicotine faster.
Is Juul dangerous?
Juul has been marketed as safer product than cigarettes, and it failed to disclose the highly addictive nature of the nicotine in its products.
Prior to November 2018, Juul failed to warn consumers that its product contained nicotine salts. Many children and teens claim they did not know that its products contained nicotine, thinking that they were just consuming a tasty, flavored vapor.
Nicotine is highly addictive, and if used by and adolescent or a young adult, it may have a long term effect on the brain.
What type of injuries can Juul cause to teens and young adults?
Juul products contribute to harmful addiction and vaping has been linked to more than 400 cases of serious illness and hospitalization. Studies are beginning to show effects such as:
- Nicotine poisoning
- Bronchiolitis obliterans (popcorn lung)
- Rapid deterioration of vascular function
- Increased heart rate
- Elevated blood pressure
- Heart Attack
- Lung and respiratory issues
- Behavior and mental health problems
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