Wettermark Keith is investigating the claims that the e-cigarette manufacturer, JUUL has marketed its devices deceptively to teenagers and young adults to get them addicted to JUUL products containing nicotine. Additionally, we are investigating claims involving nicotine related injuries associated with e-cigarette usage.
We are representing individuals who’ve become addicted to nicotine as a result of using JUUL. Our firm has the resources and experience to secure the best outcome for your JUUL related injuries. If you or a loved one vapes and/or uses JUUL and have become addicted to nicotine or been diagnosed with a nicotine-related injury, you may be entitled compensation.
Electronic cigarettes are known by many names: e-cigarettes, e-cigs, vapes, and vaping products. They come in many different designs and can resemble anything from a cigarette to a USB drive, to a small flashlight. The devices operate by a battery superheating coil, which turns a liquid made up of nicotine, propylene glycol, and glycerin into vapor, which is inhaled by the user. These devices have often been touted by their producers as a “safer” alternative to smoking.
However, recent findings have shown that vaping may not be as safe as these companies initially led users to believe. There has been a recent outbreak of nicotine related sickness, that may be connected to these devices. Many companies glamorize vaping in their advertising, though JUUL appears to be one of the biggest offenders, in terms of size and market influence.
JUUL has been accused by government agencies of targeting young and underage audiences in its advertising to create a new generation of nicotine addicts. The flavors used in their devices are another way its marketing is aimed at younger audiences, by creating candy-flavored liquid to inhale.
The FDA sent a warning letter to Kevin Burns, the CEO of JUUL at the time, stating the risks of marketing these products as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. This letter outlined the violations committed by JUUL and how they needed to bring their products in compliance with other tobacco products.
These products are proving to be dangerous to consumers and the marketing is deceptive. With the recent rise in injury reports tied to vaping, we expect to see an increase in the reports of injuries related to these devices.
The types of injuries we are seeing can be due to some of the chemicals found in e-cigarettes. These chemicals can cause irreversible damage to the lungs – this condition is commonly known as popcorn lung. Symptoms of this illness include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. E-liquids, when heated can also carry and/or produce particles of heavy metals which when inhaled become lodged in the lung’s tissue. Certain e-liquids have also been known to cause cancer.
Additionally, JUUL and other e-cigarette users may suffer injuries related to nicotine toxicity.
If you or your child has become addicted to nicotine as a result of JUUL usage, you may be entitled to damages.
Our offices understand that much of this is new to many users, and parents of users, of e-cigarette products. Wettermark Keith is here for you. We offer free case evaluations to all those suffering from electronic cigarette-related injuries. If you, or your child, suffered nicotine-related injuries or lung damage while using JUUL, contact our firm and we can help determine the best course of action for you.
Wettermark Keith has the necessary experience and resources to get your claim the attention it needs to secure the best outcome for your claim of e-cig related injuries, sickness, or wrongful death. We understand that there will be long-term ramifications for those who’ve come in contact with e-cig products like JUUL. We are dedicated to getting you the compensation you need to get the care you need now or in the future due to vaping injuries or disease. Call or click to contact us for your free case evaluation, today.
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