Vaping, which was marketed as a means of helping adults trying to quit smoking, has itself now become a health concern no different from the cigarettes the Juul Vape pens were supposed to replace. Worse, vaping has become somewhat a right of passage for teenagers, which is highly concerning.
According to a Vital Signs report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 4.9 million high school and middle school students used tobacco in 2018, which represented an increase from 3.6 million in 2017.
Anyone who suffered injuries or health conditions due to vaping should speak with a Chicago Juul vaping lawyer as soon as possible.
Vaping is not without its own health risks and issues. Common side effects of vaping include dry mouth and coughing. Although the long-term side effects of vaping are not presently well known, Juul and other e-cigarettes have been linked to serious health problems, including severe lung injuries, nicotine addiction, seizures, and an elevated risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The increased popularity of Juul Vape pens has brought to fore potential serious health risks of the e-cigarettes, which were once marketed as safer than tobacco cigarettes.
So much so that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration started regulating e-cigarettes in mid-2016. Prior to that, very little was done to provide guidelines on how the product and its associated components were manufactured, marketed, or sold.
There was, therefore, no way of determining or even becoming aware of the device’s possible dangers, including a faulty design that was later determined to have contributed to lithium-ion battery explosions.
Over time, however, investigations were carried out, and it’s only then that the e-cigarettes were linked to several potential health hazards. Many cases of serious side effects are now leading to Juul lawsuits.
Serious Juul side effects may include the following:
Researchers established that users are exposed to a variety of potentially harmful chemicals, including nicotine and formaldehyde, as well as lead with its own dangers when introduced to the body.
A common chemical in many flavored e-liquids known as diacetyl has been associated with an incurable lung condition known as popcorn lung.
Products liability is the liability of any maker or manufacturer of a product or party in the chain of manufacturing and distribution for damages caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of constituent parts of the product, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner, with liability in that descending order from the most to the least liable.
Products that are found to contain inherent defects that cause harm to a consumer of the product are good candidates for products liability lawsuits.
For a commercial seller of a defective product to be found liable, the following elements must be satisfied:
If you have suffered side effects from the use of a Juul Vaping pen, contact Malman Law for a free consultation as to what rights you may have under the law.