If you have been injured by a JUUL e-cigarette you may wonder what legal protections are available to you. Product liability legal protections may provide relief for damages suffered by adults and teens harmed by JUUL e-cigarette products and also help to hold manufacturers accountable.
What can I do if I was injured by e-cigarettes?
Contrary to common belief, it is untrue that e-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Because the Food and Drug Administration does not maintain oversight of the manufacturing of e-cigarettes, these products may contain harmful ingredients. E-cigarettes nearly always contain harmful ingredients such as nicotine. Nicotine exposure in adolescence can damage the brain’s development. In addition, acrolein, which is an ingredient in many e-cigarettes, causes lung damage that cannot be reversed.
JUUL cigarettes are a type of e-cigarette that is popular among adolescents. JUUL e-cigarettes contain some nicotine. The manufacturer reports that a JUUL pod may contain as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. JUUL products come in fruit flavors and may look like a USB drive. Some cartridge-based e-cigarettes like JUUL that contain nicotine in certain forms can be even more addictive than traditional cigarettes.
The damages from an e-cigarette can be extensive and can impact the victim physically, financially and emotionally. This may include medical expenses, lost wages or earning capacity and emotional harm as well. If you have suffered an injury because of a JUUL e-cigarette, it is essential to be familiar with your legal options to help with your damages and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.