Although company leaders stated that they were “caught off-guard” by reports linking their product to serious health complications, several executives reportedly knew about a potential link between JUUL e-cigarettes and teen addiction, shortly after the devices went on sale in 2015. According to Reuters, efforts to curb teenage use was discussed early on, but those in charge ultimately decided against taking action.
If your teenage son or daughter used a JUUL e-cigarette or electronic vaping device and suffered serious injury as a result, you may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of a JUUL lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Report: Effects of E-Cigarettes Especially Harmful to Teenagers
JUUL devices deliver a potent dose of nicotine. In many cases, the amount of nicotine emitted by a JUUL e-cigarette exceeds some of the strongest brands of regular cigarettes. Not only do JUUL e-cigarettes deliver a more potent level of nicotine, but the devices also deliver the substance much more efficiently, potentially making the devices much more addictive.
When compared with regular smoking, teenagers are also likely to become addicted to JUUL e-cigarettes much more quickly. According to pediatricians with the American Academy of Pediatrics, first-time JUUL users can become addicted in as little as two months. For regular smokers, it can take up to two years for a person to become dependent.
Teenage nicotine addiction is particularly alarming due to the potential serious health effects of nicotine on young people. In addition, other chemicals found in e-cigarettes and other vaping devices may lead to an increased risk of heart attacks and serious lung injury.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by JUUL e-cigarettes and other vaping devices may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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