Juul is a short-form reference to Juul Labs, Inc., an American electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) manufacturer. Many of Juul’s early marketing campaigns targeted the youth, with representations about the e-cigarette being “completely safe” and that the electronic cigarette will lead to the youth stopping smoking altogether. The product has been anything but that.
The FDA publicly stated that there is no evidence that Juul or any other e-cigarette brands are any safer than traditional cigarettes. In fact, e-cigarettes could be less safe than traditional cigarettes because of the high concentrations of nicotine found in Juul pods.
Yet, the Juul e-cigarette smoking device continues to be a popular and “in-thing” in the e-cigarette market and its sleek, concealable shape and selection of fruity flavors make it the favored and popular choice for both adult and teen smokers.
Its popularity and widespread use notwithstanding, e-cigarette users have and continue to have medical issues directly as the result of vaping—the action of inhaling and exhaling nicotine in Juul and other similar e-cigarette devices.
Consequently, many affected users are suing Juul for the harm caused by vaping. If you believe you might have a claim, speak with a Chicago Juul lawsuit attorney.
If you are 18 years of age or older and have suffered harm because of using a Juul device, you may qualify for the Juul lawsuit. You may also qualify to join the Juul lawsuit if you are the parent of a child under the age of 18 who has suffered injuries, addiction, or other adverse health effects because of their use of Juul.
This is an open question because many harmed individuals like you are just now filing their cases which must make it through the litigation process for anyone to have an idea of what each individual case may be worth, or collectively. However, if you have suffered harm because of Juul use, it is in your interest to consult a Juul lawsuit attorney to guide you in what needs to be done.
The number of e-cigarette lawsuits across the country has been growing in tandem with rapidly increased e-cigarette use among teens and young people. This is true notwithstanding the concerted efforts to alert these same users about the dangers of these e-cigarettes. Many e-cig lawsuits name Juul Labs Inc. as the defendant and rightly so because the company accounts for approximately 75 percent of the e-cigarettes sold in the United States.
As of July 15, 2021, there were 2,339 Juul lawsuits filed across the United States, and all these lawsuits have been combined in the multidistrict litigation known as MDL-2913. Another case was brought by several U.S. state Attorney Generals.
The cases represent both individuals who claim personal injury as well as class-action lawsuits claiming the same for everyone similarly injured by their use of Juul.
Moreover, several states have also sued Juul for contributing to their contribution to the youth vaping epidemic. The state of North Carolina became the first state to reach a settlement with Juul in June 2021 when the company agreed to $40 million to settle the case. Litigation with the other states who have filed cases is still ongoing.
If you or your child has suffered harm because of using Juul, contact Malman Law today, and we will discuss with you the possibility of being included in the ongoing litigation against Juul.