Vaping and Juul Lawsuits
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Electronic cigarettes, known as vaping devices or vape pens, are battery-operated devices that people use to inhale an aerosol. Aerosols often contain nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals. Popular among teens and young adults, vaping is now the most commonly used form of nicotine among youth in the U.S. However, vaping has been linked to serious lung illnesses and even death in vape users nationwide. Many individuals have filed vaping and Juul lawsuits to seek damages.
Vaping Lung Disease Symptoms and Lung Injury
Lung injury associated with e-cigarette (vaping) product use is known as EVALI. This type of lung injury has led to the hospitalization of nearly all patients. Vaping lung disease symptoms include:
After thousands of vaping illnesses and dozens of deaths have been reported due to vaping related lung illnesses, the American Medical Association has called for a ban on these products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified vitamin E acetate, an additive in some THC-containing e-cigarettes, to be associated with many of these illnesses and deaths.
In early 2019, Juul Labs held 70% of the vaping product market. The company is currently at the center of many lawsuits and federal investigations. The Juul lawsuits allege that the company targeted young people, including minors. The lawsuits also allege that the company failed to warn consumers that their vaping products contain nicotine. Juul is also being accused of promoting its vaping products as healthier alternatives to cigarettes. Juul vape pen use, often called Juuling, has been linked to lung damage and death among young people.
Who Is Eligible to File a Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one suffered a vaping related illness or died from a vaping illness, you may be able to file a legal claim and potentially receive compensation. Please call us at (866) 333-3895 to discuss your potential claim. We offer free consultations.
If you have questions about the product and medical device claims we are investigating, visit our current litigation page. To speak to an attorney to discuss your potential case, contact us for a free case evaluation by calling (888) 984-7988.