Since the early 1970s, everyone has been informed that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. Health problems such as lung cancer, high blood pressure, and COPD are just a few of the illnesses related to smoking. For more than 20 years the cigarette companies have searched for an alternative that would help maintain their market share while lowering the risks of illness. Enter, Juul, an e-cigarette company founded in 2015 that markets itself as an alternative to smoking cigarettes.
Lawsuits Against JUUL
Juul has come under fire as a lawsuit alleging the device caused a 15-year old boy to become addicted to nicotine was filed by his parents. Several states including Massachusetts have opened investigations into Juul to determine if the company is targeting minors with their products. Although Juul vaping devices are intended for adults over 21, they have become quite popular with teens, particularly high school strudents. In fact, the devices have become so trendy that many of the kids now refer to it as “juuling.” There is a concern that the next generations version of smoking with be e-cigarettes
The Walker Law Firm is currently looking for minors who vape and have experienced the following:
- Nicotine Addition-with our without treatment.
- Any minor who has developed COPD or advanced Asthema, after, using Juul products.
- Any minor who has experienced a heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) after using Juul products.
- Any Minor who has been diagnosed with Pneumonia or Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Juul users can quickly develop
- pneumonia that may require hospitalization, mechanical ventilation or breathing treatments.
If you or your minor child has experienced any of the above side effects from using JUUL productions, please contact on of our attorneys at the Walker Law Firm. We can discuss with you available options even if you are not ready to file a lawsuit.