Since JUUL electronic cigarette vaping devices were introduced in 2015, many have alleged that JUUL Labs, Inc. has targeted children and teenagers, resulting in a large proportion of young people “JUULing” and risking damage to their health. Health issues related to JUUL use include heart, lung and respiratory problems, nicotine poisoning, and death from EVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury).
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries through JUULing or vaping, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your losses that may include costs of medical and rehabilitative bills, lost wages, and noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering through a mass tort claim. JUUL mass tort lawyers in Babylon, NY can help you explore your options.
JUUL E-cigarettes May Cause Several Related Health Problems
The hazards of JUUL smoking is so concerning that the U.S. General Surgeon has released an advisory and issued an advisory on an e-cigarette a national epidemic among youth.
The report includes data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s National Youth Tobacco Survey, which shows that the number of high school-age teens who used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days increased by over 75 percent between 2017 and 2018. Use among middle school-aged children also increased by approximately 50 percent.
The use of JUUL and vaping products has arisen only in the last decade, so there is limited information available about the potential risks of E-cigarettes. Despite this, researchers are working hard to confirm and clarify unfortunate trends and developments related to JUUL products. We do not yet know what JUUL products can do to the human body over time. We do know, however, that vape users are already suffering serious and even fatal injuries from EVALI after using vaping products.
In addition to EVALI, many teens and other young people are developing nicotine vaping addiction. According to the CDC, many JUUL users were unaware JUULpods contain nicotine. In fact, one pod contains the same amount of nicotine as found in a pack of cigarettes. The effects of nicotine on a developing brain are widespread and dangerous.
What You Can Do If You or a Loved One Has Suffered Harm Through JUULing
Those who have been harmed by JUUL have the option to file a claim against the company for potential damages like:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- And more
JUUL is currently under federal investigation for “deceptive and misleading marketing” of its e-cigarettes, which contributed to the ongoing youth vaping epidemic in New York State. The plaintiff alleges that through messaging, branding choices and a lack of information as to the dangers of use, JUUL has targeted children and teens. As of November 2019, the states of California and North Carolina have sued JUUL, while Massachusetts and several other states are investigating the company.
If you or your loved one has been harmed due to JUUL vaping, you could be entitled to compensation. Our legal team of JUUL mass tort lawyers in Babylon, NY are available and committed to holding JUUL accountable.
We Can Help If Your Loved One Passed Away from JUUL-related Medical Issues
If a loved one passed away and they used JUUL e-cigarettes, we may be able to file a wrongful death suit in conjunction with your participation in a mass tort product liability claim. Such suits are one way to hold JUUL responsible for their negligent business practices.
Mass Tort Claim Against Juul Labs, Inc.
A mass tort claim typically involves a group of individuals filing separate claims against one party, each receiving separate chances to tell their stories to the court. We can help you determine if you might benefit from joining a mass tort against Juul Labs, Inc. or from filing an individual suit.
We offer a free consultation and you pay nothing upfront, so do not delay. Contact us today at (631) 600-0000.
Get Help from Our JUUL Mass Tort Lawyers in Babylon, NY
If you or a loved one were harmed by JUUL e-cigarettes, you do not have to go through the legal hurdles of pursuing damages alone.
We Want to Aid You in Your Fight
The JUUL mass tort lawyers at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. in Babylon, NY know the severity of the effects of JUULing, understand what you are going through, and have the resources to fight for the compensation you deserve. We can:
- Gather and analyze evidence that supports your case
- Handle all communications with Juul Labs, Inc. and other relevant parties such as your insurance company
- Help you determine the compensation to which you may be entitled
- File appropriate paperwork within necessary timelines
- Interview witnesses
- Negotiate with Juul Labs, Inc. or its insurer
- Represent you in court, if necessary
With respect to mass tort claims, the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff. We will take on the task of holding Juul Labs, Inc. liable by proving that:
- Juul Labs, Inc. had a duty to protect its
- Juul Labs, Inc. violated that duty.
- You or a loved one used JUUL e-cigarettes.
- Your or your loved one’s use of JUUL e-cigarettes resulted in injury or death.
Contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. today for your free and confidential consultation at (631) 600-0000. You pay nothing unless and until we win for you.