Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of teens and young adults who have been injured by addiction to Juul nicotine products. Those who have used Juul e-cigarettes claim that these products cause seizures, lung disease, and strokes.
Juul is a rechargeable e-cigarette that replaces nicotine cartridges. Nearly 75% of all e-cigarettes sold in the United States are manufactured by Juul. Since its release, Juul has been accused of deliberately targeting teens and young adults in their marketing materials, leading to an increase in youth nicotine addiction. Juul has pursued young consumers by using sleek and concealable designs in their Juul products, as well as sweet flavors and appealing names for their nicotine pods. Most teens and parents were not fully aware of the excessive levels of nicotine in vape fluids.
As of July 15, 2021, there were 2,339 lawsuits combined in multidistrict litigation (Northern District of California) against Juul. The cases include both class action and individual claims. Juul may also face wrongful death lawsuits in the future, with the first such suit filed in California federal court in October, 2019 by the mother of Dave Wakefield, who claimed that her son’s vaping addiction contributed to his death.
In addition, states have brought claims against Juul for fueling the growing problem of teen addiction. North Carolina was the first state to receive $40 million in a settlement agreement with Juul. In November, 2021, Juul agreed to pay Arizona $14.5 million in a consumer fraud lawsuit and promised to refrain from marketing its product to young consumers.
Juul has been found to be highly addictive. Use of Juul’s vaping products has been linked to serious health conditions including lung disease, hemorrhagic strokes, and seizures. Juul also increases the future risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other long-term breathing difficulties.
Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Juul Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has been injured by Juul, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
Liability Law and Juul
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation.
In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Juul regarding the sale and distribution of their products as modified risk tobacco products without an FDA order that authorizes their sale. The FDA has not given federal approval to any e-cigarette product. Officially, e-cigarettes, including Juul, are sold on the market illegally, but the FDA has implemented rules against flavored products.
In September 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected 946,000 flavored tobacco products, banning their sale in the United States. However, the FDA stated that it has not decided whether Juul can continue to sell its products in the United States.