Personal Injury

JUUL Lawsuit and Liability Claims

Benjamin Drake
May 17, 2024

Drake Law Firm is reviewing claims on behalf of adults and teenagers who used a JUUl vaporizer. JUUL claimed to be a safer alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Why File a JUUL Lawsuit?

Drake Law Firm is reviewing claims on behalf of adults and teenagers who used a JUUl vaporizer. JUUL claimed to be a safer alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes.

In September 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning which stated that JUUL violated federal law by claiming that their products were a safer alternative to cigarettes.

False marketing and the negligence of JUUL Labs have led consumers to believe e-cigarettes are safe, and the consequences could be devastating. JUUL targeted young people with its advertising and marketing efforts in order to encourage JUUL use.

JUUL e-cigarettes are responsible for a rising number of serious health complications the manufacturer doesn’t want you to know about. These small devices look like USB flash drives and seem harmless. Vaping with a JUUL is far from harmless.

Why is JUUL Bad for You

JUUL e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive and linked to potentially fatal health consequences. Before JUUL came on the market, most e-cigarettes contained only 1 to 2.4% nicotine. JUUL contains a whopping 5 percent.

Many young people addicted to JUUL e-cigarettes do not even know that JUUL contains nicotine, a chemical that can impact attention, learning, and memory.

JUUL Labs admits that one of their vape pods contains approximately as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.

However, some of the nicotine in tobacco cigarettes is removed through filtration, and JUUL e-cigarettes don’t have filters.

JUUL pods contain nicotine salts, which allow nicotine to cross the blood-brain barrier, leading to intensified effects—and intensified dangers.

JUUL is the only e-cigarette with a high enough nicotine concentration to be cytotoxic, meaning the vapor is toxic to living cells. But JUUL contains other dangerous ingredients, including ultrafine particles linked to heart disease.

In addition, each vape pod contains flavorings with chemicals like aldehydes, which irritate the respiratory tract, and ethyl maltol, which is also linked to cytotoxicity.

Even chemical additives once considered safe, like propylene glycol, are now believed to cause serious lung problems when inhaled.

JUUL Product Liability Claims

JUUL Labs has irresponsibly claimed that these additives are harmless based on FDA approvals for using the chemicals in food. Ingesting a chemical in food is very different from vaporizing a chemical with heat and inhaling it deep into the lungs.

Vaping these chemicals can lead to a range of inflammatory responses that science is only beginning to discover.

Health issues that may be linked to e-cigarettes include:

  • Seizures
  • Serious addiction
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Elevated risk of heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease
  • Lung inflammation and asthmatic symptoms
  • Birth defects and pregnancy complications
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans (popcorn lung)
  • Respiratory failure
  • Cognitive issues
  • Cancer

Medical problems are costly to treat—especially when they lead to time lost at work. We are available for a free consultation about your participation in a lawsuit to hold JUUL Labs accountable.

If you are interested in reviewing your potential claim in a JUUL lawsuit, your first step must be to immediately stop your e-cigarette and vape pod use.

Stop Using JUUL Vape Pods

You don’t want to worsen any health difficulties you have suffered due to vaping.

Next, you need to collect any evidence that may help. Evidence that can be used in a JUUL lawsuit includes:

  • Video or photo proof of you using a JUUL e-cigarette
  • Billing information or receipts for past JUUL purchases
  • Medical records for health issues related to JUUL use

Start keeping a journal of your history using e-cigarettes. Write about your experience with addiction and health complications, interactions with healthcare professionals, and any other suffering related to JUUL use.

Why Participate in a JUUL Lawsuit?

You are not alone. Individuals injured by JUUL are taking legal action across the nation. The immense popularity of JUUL vaping grew from aggressive social media marketing that hyped this product as a safe alternative to cigarettes.

The campaign attracted cigarette smokers, as well as thousands of young people who were lured into addiction by a misleading advertising campaign. JUUL Labs profits greatly from a product that causes widespread suffering.

Talk to Benjamin Drake and the legal team about your injuries and health damages due to JUUL

and your damages may include:

  • Compensation for medical bills
  • Compensation for other costs related to JUUL injury
  • Compensation for non-tangible costs, such as pain and suffering

We are here to guide you through the legal system and secure the compensation you deserve.

JUUL Class Action Lawsuit

The first statewide JUUL lawsuit, filed in North Carolina, credited the product’s popularity with teens to online marketing that highlighted the pods’ fruity flavorings. JUUL responded by removing flavored pods from certain kinds of businesses, and by reducing their social media presence.

Nevertheless, the popularity of JUUL has continued to grow. The product’s odorless vapor and its inconspicuous appearance allow young people to take unnoticed nicotine breaks throughout the day—even at school.

As a result, thousands of young people have become addicted, with many of them suffering serious health consequences.

A Fight for Justice

JUUL Labs claimed that e-cigarettes were a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The FDA responded that this claim violates federal law, as there is no evidence to support it. JUUL Labs aggressively pursued current smokers and young people with misleading claims.

Selling JUUL as a way to overcome addiction is irresponsible. Nicotine is the addictive substance in cigarettes, and vaping with JUUL causes consumers to inhale more nicotine than they would while smoking.

False beliefs about vaping—including the widespread idea that e-cigarettes only contain harmless flavorings—have created a whole new generation of nicotine addicts. The many health injuries that can result from this addiction are only recently coming to light. Researchers are seriously concerned about the consequences likely to arise from long-term use of JUUL.

Product Liability is one of the strengths of Drake Law Firm.

We can provide the experienced assistance you need to fight against corporate negligence. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.