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JUUL Lawsuit in West Virginia and Additional Injury
While smoking is seriously injurious to health, there are many teenagers and adults who love vaping e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes or e-cigs are vaping products. They look like cigarettes, pens, USB drives, and so on. These devices carry nicotine in a liquid with some added flavors. This liquid is heated with the use of a battery and heating coil. This liquid turns into a vapor that can be inhaled. That is why these are called vaping products.
JUUL is the most common form of e-cigarette that is often used by many. This looks like a cigarette, pen, USB flash drive, and so on. This device contains a dangerously high level of nicotine. A single JUUL contains the nicotine of the entire packet of a traditional cigarette. Also, these JUUL pods come with a much higher concentrated amount of nicotine than a cigarette. This type of nicotine is absorbed by the body more.
The JUUL lawsuits claim that the manufacturing company JUUL knew about the fact about concentrated nicotine and how harmful it can be and yet they marketed the product deceptively among teenagers and young adults leading them to the exposure of more risks from concentrated nicotine.
If you or your loved ones have been using JUUL products and now dealing with addiction, then come to us at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group . Our West Virginia JUUL lawyer is here to help you with your claim.
Things to Know About JUUL Lawsuit
Many government agencies as well as many lawsuits have accused JUUL of deceptive marketing and targeting teenagers and young adults while exposing them to serious nicotine addiction. In 2017 and 2018, when JUUL first started its marketing campaign, they released advertisements where young adult people were shown smoking and enjoying JUUL products in various settings. They have also used social media for creating the market buzz with the introduction of the flavors like mint, crème, and fruit.
The lawsuit claims that the JUUL products are designed in a portable manner so that they can be carried easily in the palm. As the vapor doesn’t create any odor, people can keep vaping anywhere. The device delivers nicotine in an expedited manner, causing more problems for the one who is using. The deceptive marketing was targeted so that teenagers find JUUL products as safe alternatives to the cigarette.
The JUUL marketing was very successful resulting in 3.6 million middle and high school kids were using e-cigarettes in 2018 while the smoking rate dropped 3.6% in the same year. More and more young people found this to be their preferred choice.
Side Effects and Injuries Caused by JUUL
The reports received by the FDA showed that the users suffered from various symptoms that are typical for nicotine addiction:
- Blood clot
- High blood pressure
- Joint pain
- Heart injuries
Apart from this popcorn lung is a condition developed by some of the users due to the presence of a harmful chemical in the vaping juice. The symptoms of this include wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
Compensation Covered by the Lawsuit
When you are filing the lawsuit with our West Virginia JUUL lawyer, you will get the coverage for:
- Medical expenses for past and future
- Expenses covering your physical and mental trauma
- Excruciating recovery process
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Punitive damages when applicable
Come to Mountaineer Criminal Law Group and let us take care of your lawsuit today. Consult our West Virginia JUUL lawyer right away.
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