Holding E-Cigarette Companies Accountable
The popular e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL is under legal fire for deceptive marketing tactics that have put countless people across the country at risk of serious health consequences. Not only has JUUL been accused of intentionally trying to sell its nicotine-laden vape devices to children and teens, but it has also been accused of knowingly misrepresenting the safety – or lack of safety – of its products. With evidence building against JUUL, legal professionals like ours here at Frantz Law Group, APLC are hearing from people harmed through JUUL and e-cig usage, building claims on their behalves.
If you live anywhere in California and have suffered a serious health consequence, or even lost a loved one who used a JUUL regularly, call (855) 930-2626 or contact us online and let our California JUUL lawsuit attorneys know. Using our extensive legal experience, we can research your case, determine if you have a viable claim against JUUL, and provide guidance and representation if you do. Our goal is to hold JUUL and other e-cig manufacturers accountable for their actions so our clients can enjoy a sense of justice and closure.
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- We have 125+ years of collective legal experience.
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In a successful JUUL lawsuit, you may be able to collect compensation to pay for a variety of damages you have experienced. For example, medical costs for treatment related to JUUL side effects are common, as well as noneconomic damages for pain and suffering. Punitive dmages
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What Harmful Side Effects Can JUULing Cause?
In September 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that e-cigarette use or vaping was likely a significant contributor to serious lung injuries and illnesses. Most people who have experienced side effects from using a JUUL have had breathing complications, unexplained seizures, strokes, and signs of nicotine poisoning. Others have experienced more serious consequences, including heart attacks, respiratory failure, popcorn lung, and death.
Research data collected by the CDC has shown so far that:
- Approximately 530 patients across the United States have reported serious pulmonary complications after JUULing or vaping for an extended period of time.
- 7 people have died due to pulmonary complications believed to be caused by using a JUUL or vape pen.
- Nearly 75% of all cases are male, and about 66% of cases are aged between 18 and 34.
After conducting initial research into these cases, the CDC has recommended that everyone in the country immediate stop all use of JUULs and e-cigarettes. At this time, it is not known exactly what type of JUUL is the most dangerous but vape devices that can use THC-laced liquids are leading suspects. What is known that all 500+ recorded cases have the common thread of the patient being a regular JUUL or vape user.
How Did JUUL Minimize Product Dangers?
What most people who use JUULs did not know is just how dangerous vaping is to their health. Why would they suspect it, though, when JUUL intentionally took steps to hide their product’s dangers? For as long as JUUL has been popular, the company has been advertising them as a “safer alternative” to cigarettes. There are even numerous reports that JUUL told its representatives to tell would-be buyers that JUULing is “totally safe.”
In light of recent evidence and furthered research, it is clear that using a JUUL can be just as dangerous as smoking a cigarette. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently lambasted JUUL for its false advertisement methods. According to the FDA, JUUL possesses no scientific evidence that suggests using a vape device is any safer than a cigarette. In other words, the completely knowingly participated in false advertising and misleading marketing methods.
Why Did JUUL Market to Children?
From the beginning, JUUL has been trying to target youths with their advertisements. Early campaigns from the company show likely-teens using the USB-drive-shaped vape device and appearing “cool” because of it, harkening back to the Joe Camel days of cigarettes. One Stanford University study even determined that JUUL’s ads were “remarkably similar” to cigarette company ads, right down to color schemes. To make matters worse and perhaps more obvious, JUUL attempted to hook teens by selling flavors that would attract them.
Examples of popular JUUL “juice pod” flavors that appeal to children and teens are:
- Cool mint
- Fruit medley
There is no conclusive marketing research that suggests adults requested or prefer “fun-flavored” JUUL products. Instead, this marketing tactic mirrors candy and soda companies that create new, exciting flavors for the sole purpose of trying to get the young and influential to try them.
Filing a Lawsuit Against JUUL – (855) 930-2626
Have you been diagnosed with popcorn lung or permanent respiratory and pulmonary injury after using JUUL products? It is time to set things right and bring a legal fight to JUUL with the help of our California vape lawsuit attorneys. We are not afraid to go head-to-head with corporations, insurance companies, and other defendants that do everything they can to stop people in need from being fairly compensated. We fight as if we were representing ourselves!
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