Wexler Wallace is investigating claims that the popular e-cigarette known as Juul may cause health complications and addiction in teens. If your teenager has become addicted or harmed by a Juul e-cigarette in Illinois, contact Wexler Wallace for information about filing a Juul vaping lawsuit.
Everyone knows that traditional cigarettes are extremely hazardous to people’s health, but the dangers of e-cigarettes are relatively unknown and still being studied. Billed as a “safer” alternative to tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes are capable of delivering dangerous levels of nicotine to users and have been found to contain potentially hazardous chemicals, such as diacetyl and ethyl maltol.
Juul quickly became one of the most popular and widespread e-cigarettes on the market. Their youth-oriented social media marketing, coupled with their low-profile design and fun flavors, made Juul a trendy accessory for teenagers. Even after countless reports on the “epidemic” of Juul use among teens at school and home, the manufacturer continued to market their product using attractive young models while insisting that Juul e-cigarettes were intended for “adult smokers looking for an alternative to cigarettes.”
Why Are Parents Filing Juul Vaping Lawsuits?
Nicotine is infamous for being a highly addictive chemical, and dependence on it can be difficult or impossible to overcome. One Juul pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 cigarettes. In teens with no smoking history and no dependency on nicotine aside from Juul, the potential to quickly develop a nicotine addiction is shocking. Besides the threat of addiction, e-cigarettes like Juul have been linked multiple hospitalizations and injuries in teens, including:
- Severe dehydration
- Respiratory distress
- Stroke or heart attack
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Advanced asthma
- Wrongful death
In August 2019, an Illinois resident who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with a severe respiratory illness. In July of the same year, a Connecticut man suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke he attributes to a 2-pod-a-day Juul addiction. That same month, 8 different Wisconsin teens with a history of e-cigarette use were hospitalized with pneumonia-like symptoms including extreme cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
These barely regulated products are being designed and marketed to find their way into the hands of our children, and the potential risks they pose could be life-altering. If your teenager has become addicted to nicotine or suffered health complications as a result of using Juul, you may be able to receive compensation and hold the manufacturer responsible for their actions. Contact Wexler Wallace today to discuss filing a Juul vaping lawsuit.