JUUL Lawsuit Attorneys
Did you or someone close to you suffer severe side effects as a result of using JUUL products? Did you believe the company’s claims that their product was safe for use, only to develop an unexpected illness or condition after using it? If so, the JUUL attorneys of Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP want to hear from you. We are aggressively pursuing legal action against the company for its deceptive marketing practices and the harm its products have caused people just like you, and we strongly encourage you to reach out to us right away to discuss your rights and legal options.
You could be owed significant compensation from the manufacturer, and we are determined to help you get it. Time is limited to take legal action, so call us at (205) 324-1212 or reach out to us online to schedule your FREE, no-obligation consultation with a JUUL attorney today.
The History of JUUL and Newly-Discovered Health Issues
E-cigarette and nicotine vaping are a relatively new industry, and many of the companies that sell such products claim to be doing so to provide a healthier alternative to smoking. Sadly, some companies in this rapidly expanding new market have misrepresented the safety of their devices, directly targeted minors with their addictive products, and neglected to inform consumers about their addictive nature.
In 2015, Juul Labs released the Juul, a small, USB drive-sized nicotine vaping device that would soon become the most popular vape in the country. From the beginning, Juul’s highly addictive 5% nicotine concentration pods were marketed in kid-friendly flavors like mango and fruit punch. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), more than 3.6 million teens around the country currently vape.
Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 153 cases of lung damage due to vaping have been reported in the last two months alone. Almost all of these victims are young, from teenagers to individuals in their 30s. Many federal health agencies are calling the explosion in underage vaping a “national health crisis.” Juul devices are significant drivers of this crisis, with a recent study showing that Juul sales make up over 70% of all e-cigarette sales in the United States. Juul Labs and other manufacturers use their massive profits to defend themselves against litigation filed against them. For these reasons, it is crucial to find an experienced Alabama Juul lawsuit attorney with a proven track record of winning product liability cases at trial for their clients.
Why Choose Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP to Handle Your JUUL Lawsuit
Juul and other vaping devices are so new that regulations have struggled to keep up with them, and long-term health consequences are not yet entirely known. With hundreds of young people contracting severe lung illnesses each month, the damage from vaping seems to occur much more quickly than it does from traditional cigarette smoking.
At Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP, we have served residents of Birmingham and all of Alabama for over 20 years, and have successfully recovered over $200 million for our clients.
A wide variety of claims have been brought against Juul Labs and their competitors. In Alabama, an Elmore County woman recently filed a civil lawsuit against Juul Labs which claims that the company “orchestrated efforts to addict a new generation of teenagers to nicotine.” She began using a Juul at 17 and experienced severe withdrawal effects upon cessation.
Throughout 2018 alone, the CDC reported that tobacco use among high schoolers increased by an unprecedented 38%, with vaping solely responsible for that massive increase. From 2017 to 2018, teen vaping increased by a whopping 78%. Aggressive marketing and targeted advertisements are considered accountable for much of this increase. Recently, a Limestone County father filed a suit against Juul Labs on behalf of his nicotine-addicted 17-year-old son who has also suffered health problems due to his vaping. If you or a loved one are in a similar situation, we are here to help you.
We’ll Seek the Maximum Compensation For Your JUUL Injuries
Although initially marketed as a smoking cessation device, lawsuits are being filed across the country that claim that Juul Labs did not disclose the addictive nature of their devices, and in fact, exposed millions of young people to nicotine addiction for the first time. If you or someone close to you have become addicted to vaping as minor, experienced vape-related health problems, or been harmed from an exploding/defective Juul device, the law is on your side.
Here are some examples of the Juul and vaping-related cases we are prepared to handle:
- Targeted Juul advertising at minors
- Injury caused by malfunctioning, overheating, or exploding vapes
- Popcorn lung injuries
- Other lung problems caused by Juul products
- Nicotine addiction and withdrawal caused by Juul use
- Cases in which Juul Labs misrepresented its products as non-addictive or not containing nicotine
The best time to file a lawsuit is now. According to Alabama Civil Code 6-2-1, the statute of limitations on the time a victim has to file a personal injury or product liability lawsuit is two years after the injury or harm has become apparent. For this reason, it is crucial to contact an experienced product liability attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. Here at Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP, we offer initial legal consultations free of charge. Furthermore, we believe that everyone deserves access to skilled and competent legal counsel, so we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t have to pay a dime in legal fees unless we win compensation for you.
Contact us at (205) 324-1212 today to get the ball rolling and begin the fight for justice, compensation, and holding companies accountable for their negligence.
What Compensation Might JUUL Owe Me?
Although the types of damages depend on the specific details of each case, damages are not limited to medical costs. If Juul use and the ensuing nicotine addiction or health problems have injured you or someone you love, you may be entitled to compensation for the following types of damages: past and future medical costs, costs related to smoking cessation programs, psychological and therapist fees, emotional and mental suffering, and even punitive damages to punish the company for intentional misrepresentation and negligence.
Should I File a Lawsuit?
Even if you believe that you do not need the money or feel as though you don’t have the energy for a lawsuit, there are widespread benefits to filing one against a company like Juul Labs in cases like these. Civil lawsuits like those being filed by the hundreds around the country right now force the company to explain and defend their bad practices. Filing a claim is the best way to hold companies, especially those responsible for growing health crises, accountable for their actions.
Your lawsuit could play a crucial role in preventing Juul Labs and other similar companies from making the same bad decisions in the future. If enough pressure is put on the E-cig companies and lobbyists, there will be a much higher chance that future generations will not be exposed to the same addictive chemicals and health concerns that you or your loved one were exposed to.
What Kind of Health Problems Can Juul and Other Vape Products Cause?
Nicotine addiction and withdrawal are intense and harmful on their own. One of the first additional health risks associated with vaping is bronchiolitis obliterans, a severe and irreversible lung disease often known as “Popcorn Lung.” This results from diacetyl, a common ingredient in flavored vape juice. This disease damages the tiny air sacs in your lungs and causes scarring and a narrowing of the airways.
Other individuals have reported burn injuries from exploding, overheating, or otherwise malfunctioning vaping products. Most recently, the CDC has reported almost 200 cases of a new type of lung disease that has yet to be named but is believed to be related to vaping. This harmful lung problem causes difficulty breathing, chest pain, severe cough, vomiting, and fever.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 30.7% of e-cig users started smoking regular cigarettes within six months of starting. An August 2019 CDC study found that 38% of high school students have tried vaping, meaning more than one-third of all underage minors are exposed to the many health risks and addiction potential of vaping.
A 2015 study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that over 50% of both middle schoolers and high schoolers were exposed to retail ads for vaping products.
Since 2015, Juul Labs and other e-cigarette companies have been recorded as promoting internet advertisements on Facebook groups and websites specifically targeted at young people.
Contact a JUUL Lawsuit Attorney Now
If you or a loved one have become addicted or have developed other serious health issues as a result of using Juul products, know that hope is out there, and the law is on your side.
Here at Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP, we take pride in our excellent reputation over our 20 years of defending people like you and securing the compensation they deserve.
Even if you are unsure whether you qualify for a lawsuit, you have nothing to lose by allowing us to walk you through your legal options and explore the details of your case. To schedule a free consultation and begin the path to justice and recovery, contact us today at (205) 324-1212 or fill out our online contact form.