JUUL Vape Lawyers Evaluate Cases Nationwide

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential e-cigarette lawsuits over problems associated with JUUL vaping pods and other similar devices, particularly involving claims on behalf of teens who may have become addicted and vapers who did not have a prior history of smoking.

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Side effects of JUUL e-cigarettes have been linked to a number of serious problems, including reports of:

  • Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction
  • Hospitalization with Pneuomonia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Advanced Asthma
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Wrongful Death

Financial compensation and settlements may be available through a JUUL pod injury lawsuit due to the manufacturer’s reckless marketing of these vaping devices and failure to warn about known dangers associated with the use of e-cigarettes.

Potential litigation is being reviewed for individuals and families nationwide as a result of the decision to place profits before the safety of teens and other consumers.

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What Are the Health Risk of Vaping or Juuling?

Although Juul pods and vape pens are widely marketed as a safe alternative to smoking, the devices have been linked to reports of injuries that may have been avoided if the devices were never used.

Heart attacks have been reported among otherwise health teens and young adults following use of Juul vaping pods and other e-cigarette devices. Side effects of vaping may severely impair an individual’s heart function and accelerate the aging of arteries and the aorta. According to findings of research published in August 2018, daily e-cigarette use was associated with double the risk of heart attack when compared to individuals who never vaped.

Pneumonia is a serious infection that often results in the need for hospitalization, and may be life-threatening. Research has found that vaping may increase the risk of pneumoccal bacteria sticking to the cells that line the nasal passage and airways, increasing the risk of pneumonia after vaping or Juuling.

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis may occur when someone has a reaction to inhaled organic dusts, such as those that could be inhaled in JUUL vapors. Also known as bagpipe lung, this Juuling health risk can occur at levels defined as acute, subacute and chronic. Symptoms often include a flu-like illness, chills, muscle and joint pain, coughing, headaches, weight loss, fatigue, lung fibrosis and club fingers and toes. The condition is diagnosed through blood tests, chest x-rays and lung function tests. Permanent damage may occur with chronic exposure to the allergen.

Eosinophilic Pneumonia is a serious lung problem that usually results in the need for hospitalization in an ICU (intensive care unit), commonly requiring respiratory support with intubation or mechanical ventilation. The potential Juul disorder occurs when white blood cells build up in the lungs, disrupting their normal operation. It known to be a risk associated with certain drug reactions, infections, environmental triggers and cancer. It can also occur when the immune system attacks the lungs. Symptoms typically include coughing, respiratory problems, fevers, and night sweats. Diagnosis is achieved through blood count, chest x-rays and CT scans as well as a biopsy.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an obstructive lung disease that causes respiratory problems. It is a progressive disease that worsens over time. Smoking is the most common cause of COPD, but Juuling and e-cigarette use are increasingly believed to be a new risk factor. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, coughing, and worsening difficulty breathing through everyday activities. In some cases, sufferers experience chest tightness, wheezing, leg swelling and bulging neck veins.

Spirometry is often used to diagnose COPD, as well as chest x-rays and complete blood count. There is no cure, but symptoms are treatable and progression can be delayed or stopped through smoking prevention, exercise, and the use of bronchodilators and corticosteroids.

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JUUL Addiction Problems

Vape pens like JUULs have become increasingly popular in recent years, amid aggressive marketing and promotion efforts designed to target children and previous non-smokers. Featuring candy-like flavors and designs intended to hide the vaping from parents, teachers and adults, JUUL pens and other e-cigarettes are now the most popular form of nicotine delivery among teens and young adults.

Due to false and misleading information, most students and teens believe Juuling is not addictive or a health risk. However, health experts agree that is not the case, and concerns have been raised that Juul vaping addictions may be reaching epidemic levels in the United States.

In a study published in The BMJ in September 2018, researchers warned that JUUL pods expose adolescents to high levels of nicotine. This increases the risk of addiction and dependency, as well as long-term health problems.

Most electronic cigarettes convert liquid nicotine into an aerosol for inhalation. While many people assume that is how JUUL pods work, it is not. JUUL pods are filled with liquids that contain high concentrations of a modified salt form of nicotine. This is more readily absorbed during inhalation, and urine analysis suggests that the nicotine concentrations are much higher than those found from using traditional vaping devices.

In addition, children who vape with JUUL pods were also found to have higher concentrations of a chemical called cotinine, which helps the body absorb nicotine more efficiently.

E-Cig Battery Explosion RiskIn addition to cases for JUUL injuries, a number of different types of devices have been linked to reports of e-cigarette battery explosions, either while vaping, charging or carrying the device in your pocket, resulting in serious injuries including:

  • Severe Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Finger Amputations
  • Fires

Juul Class Action Lawyers

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing class action lawsuits for Juul and other vaping devices, as well as individual claims for teens and previous non-smokers who have developed a nicotine injury after using the vaping pods.

All cases are being evaluated under a contingency fee agreement, which means there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire an attorney, and our law firm only receives a fee or reimbursed expenses if a Juul injury settlement or other recovery is obtained in your case.

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Timeline of Teen Vaping Epidemic

2003

First E-cigarette introduced in China and invented by Hon Lik, a pharmacist whose father died of lung cancer.

2007

Electronic cigarettes come to U.S. market under brand names like Blu, Mark Ten, Vuse, Ruyan and E-Swisher brand names.

September 2008

World Health organization (WHO) indicates that e-cigarettes are not considered a legitimate smoking cessation aid.

January 2009

Australia and Jordan ban the sale of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine.

June 2009

FDA granted the power to regulate the tobacco industry, including electronic cigarettes.

July 2009

FDA issues a warning about e-cigarette health risks, highlighting concerns that the devices are often be marketed to teens.

June 2010

American Medical Association calls on FDA to regulate electronic cigarettes as drug delivery devices.

August 2013

E-cigarette sales in the U.S. hit $1.7 billion.

March 2014

Study in JAMA Pediatrics warns that vaping is linked to a higher risk of teens later smoking tobacco cigarettes.

November 2014

CDC issues report warning that increased use of e-cigarettes among teens is a cause for concern.

December 2014

Japanese researchers warn that e-cigs can release as much as 10 times the amount of some cancer-causing agents found in traditional cigarettes.

January 2015

The California Department of Public Health declares that E-cigarettes are a community health threat, and advises citizens to avoid the vaping pens.

June 2015

First JUUL product introduced by PAX Labs.

July 2015

Study published in Chemical Research in Toxicology warns that vaping may be just as addictive as smoking traditional cigarettes.

December 2015

Reports begin to mount about the risk of e-cigarette devices exploding, causing severe injuries and property damage.

April 2016

Ecigone.com publishes a report citing evidence of nearly 160 e-cigarette explosions since 2014. Most occurred during charging. Problem appears linked to lithium ion batteries.

September 2016

The BMJ publishes an editorial proclaiming the e-cigarette injuries are an emerging medical concern.

November 2016

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine announce that teens who vape have twice the risk of respiratory problems than their peers.

December 2016

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy issues report and warning that vaping poses a major public health concern, particularly for teens.

February 2017

Study in JAMA Cardiology finds e-cigarette use linked to an increased risk of heart problems.

May 2017

The American Urological Association warns that vaping is linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer.

December 2017

JUUL Laboratories breaks off from PAX Labs. By then, JUUL devices account for an estimated 33% of the e-cigarette market.

January 2018

National Academies of Sciences reports that vaping poses a larger threat to teens than it does to adults.

April 2018

U.K. researchers publish study warning that e-cigarette vapors may increase the risk of pneumonia.

June 2018

New England Journal of Medicine study reveals that e-cigarette use was no more effective than other aids in helping people stop smoking.

September 2018

FDA warns that e-cigarette use among minors has reached “epidemic” levels, launches nationwide awareness campaign.

September 2018

JAMA study finds that JUUL accounts for 29% of e-cigarette sales, reaching 16.2 million units in 2017, up 641% from 2016.

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