Consumer protection lawyer and product liability attorney reviewing e-cig safety hazards, vaping addiction and Juul injury lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide
Vaping may feel like a healthier alternative to some consumers, though is full of risks, according to plaintiffs in class action lawsuits. Attorneys allege e-cig companies like Juul downplay the addiction and health risks of their products, and also market the vape pens to youths and teens.
A Connecticut man is suing Juul, the maker of the most popular vaping device in the U.S., alleging a serious stroke was due in part to his severe addiction to the Juul product. The man, 22 years old, is suing Juul with claims that his heavy addiction to the product led to a massive stroke. A hemorrhagic stroke in 2017 led to three brain surgeries, left-side paralysis, speech impairment and a 50 percent loss of vision in both eyes.
Juul has been the target of other deceptive marketing lawsuits that claim the tasty and flavorful product is enticing to youths and young users.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio product liability lawyer and consumer protection class action attorney reviewing deceptive e-cig marketing and Juul injury lawsuits.
At the time of the plaintiff’s stroke, he was consuming two Juul-pods per day, equivalent to four packs of cigarettes. Attorneys say thousands of youths are victims of the company’s deceitful ad campaigns which ignore potential harmful effects. Juul injury lawsuits are becoming more common as millions of young users become addicted and suffer from serious nicotine toxicity.
Lawyer involved in the case say it is the responsibility of Juul to compensate its victims and to change its marketing schemes to better warn consumers. Juul e-cigarettes have been described by their manufacturers as a good alternative to regular cigarettes even as consumers sink deeper in addiction. The flavor-based marketing is well-thought-out, and the targeting of youth is no accident, say plaintiffs in the case.
When young consumers are preyed upon by corporations, their health is compromised, and the number of teenagers smoking e-cigarettes like Juul products has increased year-on-year. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that almost 5 million underage students reported using a vape device within the past 30 days. The Juul injury lawsuit accuses the company of wrongful conduct, fraudulent concealment and intentional misrepresentation of dangerous products.
Some vape shops mix or prepare e-liquids, or modify liquids, and are considered a manufacturer. As a result, they have a legal responsibility manufacturers and retailers of vaping products to sell safe products.
A cluster of severe lung disease cases in Wisconsin shed ore light on the health concerns surrounding Juul vape devices and vaping safety. Health officials are still investigating. At least 12 cases of those hospitalized with severe lung disease after recently using vaping devices. Wisconsin health services are particularly delving into severe lung disease cases in teens and young adults, though there have been confirmed cases in older age groups. Reported respiratory problems have ranged in age from teens to 30 years of age.
The patients in question have recently reported vaping or so-called dabbing—the vaping of marijuana products. More than a dozen other cases are under investigation. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman noted that the determined cause of the lung disease has not been determined, and more information is needed, including what vaping devices and products were used by those affected. The vaping of nicotine, THC, synthetic cannabinoids, or other substances could have been involved. Patients experienced a shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, coughing and weight loss.
The Wisconsin news came soon after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it received over 120 reports of seizures and other neurological symptoms between in the last nine years among e-cigarette and vape users.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Juul injury after using the vaping device, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding severe lung disease and Juul injury class action litigation.