Juul and other e-cigarette makers are frequently facing lawsuits related to the safety and advertising of their products. Claimants in these lawsuits report seizures, lung damage, and other serious injuries. Many Juul lawsuits also claim that the company engages in misleading advertising efforts and marketing campaigns targeted to minors.
If you are considering filing a lawsuit related to Juul or other e-cigarette marketing or products, these common questions will help you understand your options. To discuss your specific concerns, reach out to a Chicago Juul lawsuit attorney.
Juul is a vape pen that allows consumers to inhale vapors of various flavors that contain nicotine. Unlike traditional cigarettes, vape pens do not burn tobacco. Instead, they use heat to vaporize liquid from a “pod.” Juul pens are generally marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes, but they have nonetheless been linked to serious health issues.
The scope of health issues that Juul and other e-cigarettes may cause is not fully understood, however, many Juul and e-cigarette users are experiencing lung problems, which the Centers for Disease Control have named EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury). Common symptoms of EVALI include:
In addition to EVALI, Juul pens and other e-cigarettes have also been linked to cardiovascular disease, seizures, stroke, cancer, emphysema, popcorn lung, and COPD.
Potentially. The fact that you’ve used Juul or another e-cigarette is usually not sufficient to file an injury-related lawsuit. You may be able to file a non-injury type of lawsuit (such as consumer fraud), but for an injury-related lawsuit, measurable harm is required. This usually starts with a diagnosis of a Juul-related health issue, like those detailed above.
If you have suffered Juul-related injuries, or are the parent of a child under 18 who has suffered Juul-related injuries, you may be eligible to participate in a Juul lawsuit. If you believe you qualify to participate in a Juul lawsuit, contact an experienced Chicago Juul lawsuit attorney.
The first step in getting involved in a Juul or e-cigarette lawsuit is to stop using the product immediately. If you have suffered Juul-related injuries, you will want to try to mitigate these injuries as much as you can. For individuals who are highly addicted to Juul and are not able to stop using Juul immediately, try to at least decrease your Juul use.
Your Juul lawsuit attorney will need evidence relating to your Juul use and Juul-related injuries. Make sure to save anything that may be useful as evidence in your case, such as:
If you or a loved one are experiencing Juul-related health issues, reach out to Malman Law immediately for a free case review. Our team is committed to holding Juul accountable.