JUUL E-Cigarette Lawsuit Attorney
- Have you used JUUL e-cigarettes?
- Experiencing health problems or dangerous side effects due to JUUL e-cigarettes?
- Diagnosed with popcorn lung, respiratory problems or other health issues?
- Did a loved one die due to using JUUL e-cigarettes?
The Herrera Law Firm is actively reviewing cases on behalf of individuals who may have been harmed due to using JUUL e-cigarette vaping pens. These are very serious, complicated cases that demand immediate legal action. People harmed by JUUL e-cigarettes are currently taking action nationwide against the manufacturer. Learn more about your legal options. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation.
Health problems associated with JUUL e-cigarettes
Millions of people have regularly used JUUL e-cigarettes since they started being sold and marketed several years ago. JUUL Labs Inc. was founded in 2015 and quickly became the best-selling e-cigarette brand in the United States. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, JUUL controls 70 percent of the e-cigarette market in the country.
Initially, the products were marketed as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. Over a few short years, an increasing number of people – particularly teenagers and other young adults – reported suffering from serious health problems, including:
- Nicotine addiction
- Bronchiolitis obliterans (popcorn lung)
- Respiratory failure
- Collapsed lung
As of early October 2019, the death toll associated with people using e-cigarette vaping devices had risen to 18 confirmed deaths and more than 1,000 injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the deaths appear to be due to “toxic chemical fumes,” according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic.
Government taking legal action against JUUL
Health problems associated with JUUL e-cigarette vaping products have prompted many state and federal government agencies to take action. In December 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory about the health risks associated with JUUL e-cigarettes. Then, in July 2019, a U.S. congressional subcommittee conducted a two-day hearing which concluded that JUUL e-cigarettes were directly marketed to children as young as 8 years old.
More recently, several states (Massachusetts, Michigan and New York) have outright banned all e-cigarettes from being sold until health officials can figure out why so many people are dying and becoming seriously ill due to using e-cigarettes. In response, JUUL’s CEO resigned in September 2019 and was replaced by the chief growth officer for Altria, a major investor in JUUL. Altria Group, Inc. is the name of the multinational tobacco manufacturing company formerly known as Phillip Morris, USA, whose brands include Marlboro, Benson & Hedges and Virginia Slims. The U.S. federal government is also reportedly considering a national ban on flavored e-cigarettes due to the recent rise in e-cigarette fatalities and injuries.
Can I take legal action against JUUL for my injuries?
Numerous people nationwide have taken legal action against JUUL for injuries and illnesses associated with using their e-cigarette products. In most cases, many people filing a lawsuit against JUUL Labs and the Altria Group, Inc. are doing so because they claim that these companies knew that JUUL e-cigarettes were harmful but continued to sell them anyway.
In addition, many families dealing with health problems caused by JUUL e-cigarettes involving teens are taking legal action against JUUL Labs and the Altria Group, Inc. for reportedly marketing its highly addictive products to underage children.
How can a lawyer help me with my JUUL E-cigarette lawsuit?
JUUL e-cigarette lawsuits can be very complicated and difficult legal cases. The main reason is the fact that JUUL Labs and the Altria Group, Inc. have hired numerous attorneys to defend their actions. That’s because they know there could be millions or perhaps even billions of dollars at stake.
We know how to handle complex cases at the Herrera Law Firm. Our experienced, product liability attorneys know how to handle these complicated legal cases. We’re familiar with class action lawsuits and can also pursue individual legal action on your behalf. Either way, these cases often come down to having the evidence to support your claim. In order to find the facts, you need to work hard and dig deep to uncover the truth.
We’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do this job right. Put your trust in a San Antonio JUUL e-cigarette lawyer who will fight for you. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation right now.