When first introduced on the market, electronic cigarettes, such as the JUUL, were touted to be safer than regular cigarettes. Some even stated that the new devices would serve as a way to stop smoking. Unfortunately, over the years, these products have caused various health conditions and also led to nicotine addiction. Now, many have initiated lawsuits against JUUL, claiming that the manufacturer engaged in deceptive marketing practices to get younger people addicted to the e-cigarette.
If you or a loved one became addicted to using a JUUL device and suffered harm after using it, you might be entitled to pursue a civil action and seek compensation for expenses and losses. Navigating these types of matters can be complicated, that is why our team at Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. is here to provide skilled legal representation every step of the way. We have extensive experience helping victims pursue products liability claims against negligent manufactures, and we will leverage our skills and resources to work toward a favorable outcome in your case.
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JUUL’s e-cigarettes are small, rectangular devices that a JUUL pod is inserted into. The pod is composed of various chemicals, including glycerol, propylene, nicotine, and benzoic acid. When a person uses the e-cigarette, coils inside heat up the liquid, turning it into a vapor that the user inhales, which is referred to as vaping. Because of the amount of nicotine in the product, people can become addicted and suffer health problems as a result of constant use.
Using an e-cigarette can increase the risk of developing various conditions, including:
In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that it received over 100 reports of people suffering severe lung diseases. The individuals who developed the condition had all used a vape product containing nicotine.
JUUL has been accused of using colorful marketing, younger people in advertisements, and fruity flavors to attract youths. The company has denied the allegations and continues to defend its business strategies, stating it was not purposefully trying to get younger users hooked on its devices. Yet, a survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health found that 18% of 8th graders and 33% of 10th graders admitted to vaping.
At Bertram & Graf, L.L.C., we believe companies that develop and intentionally market products that are harmful to consumers should be held liable for damages. If you or a loved one suffered a health condition as a result of nicotine addiction, contact our Kansas City attorneys today. We will offer individualized support to develop a compelling strategy on your behalf. Our team will work toward recovering compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain/suffering, and other expenses and/or losses related to your case.
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