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Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against JUUL
If You Or A Young Adult Have Become Addicted To JUUL Vaping Products And You Live In North Carolina, Kellum Law Firm’s JUUL Vaping Lawyers May Be Able To Represent You In A Class Action Lawsuit Against JUUL Labs Inc.
JUUL Vaping Lawsuits In North Carolina – Please Read.
The personal injury and Class Action Litigation Lawyers at Kellum Law Firm in North Carolina are involved in a legal case against JUUL Labs, Inc. the makers of Electronic Cigarettes (commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, and vaping products).
JUUL Vaping products are designed in a range of styles, some mimicking the appearance of standard cigarettes, USB flash drives, pens and other common products.
Vaping products are common worldwide and it is hardly necessary to describe their function and appearance. However, the surge of eCigarette products into the domestic marketplace ocured largely unregulated by any Government agency such as the FDA, CDC or FTC. In marketing Vaping products many companies resorted to making unsubstantiated claims about their health benefits versus conventional tobacco products and the buying public were deceived into embracing Vape products from companies like JUUL and placing them into daily use.
In addition to erroneous and unsubstantiated health claims, Vaping products were touted as nicotine cessation aids for people with a history of smoking conventional cigarettes who were looking to quit.
Furthermore, it is alleged that non-users of conventional cigarettes were lured toward the use of Vaping products by deceptive marketing methods and practices, often targeted toward the youth market and children. Introduction of flavored e-Cigarrettes has caused an uptake in Vape product usage reversing a decade long downward trend in tobacco product consumption.
JUUL delivery systems (referred to as ‘pods’) contain a dangerously high amount of nicotine – a typical JUUL pod can contain around the same amount of nicotine as an entire pack of traditional cigarettes.
Also, the nicotine is more readily absorbed by the body and at a higher rate than traditional tobacco products.
Vaping – Legal Actions In North Carolina
The State of North Carolina is now actively suing e-cigarette companies.
In May 2019, The NC State Court filed a lawsuit against JUUL. (This has now expanded to an additional eight vape product companies as of October 9 2019).
The state’s attorney general, Josh Stein, in an announcement on August 27 2019, stated that his office will be filing lawsuits in the North Carolina State Court against eight Vaping Product companies. The companies in question stand accused of “aggressively targeting children and do not require appropriate age verification when selling these dangerous and addictive products.”
In a press release issued through the North Carolina Department of Justice website [Reference To NC Vaping Lawsuits Here] the State Attorney General gave an update on the court’s progress with litigation against e-cigarette companies. The full release can be found at the link above and at the foot of this page.
Vaping – Cause of Seizures And Other Serious Medical Conditions In Children.
In addition to addiction issues, the CDC are concerned with the risk of potential longer-term cognitive damage in child/teen users of JUUL’s vaping products. The CDC claim that nicotine poisoning and toxicity can cause seizures and convulsions, and other potential dangers to health. In April 2018, the Journal of Pediatrics published a report about the carcinogenic effects of the flavoring chemicals used in vape juice to provide the fruit flavors, which may cause the development of bronchiolitis obliterans, a serious lung disease that is irreversible.
What Compensation Is Being Sought By Our JUUL Lawsuit Attorneys?
If you or a child/teenager has become addicted to nicotine as a result of JUUL use, the following damages will be sought:
• Past and future medical expenses incurred in the treatment of your injuries, including addiction treatment.
• Past and future pain and suffering (physical and mental) caused by the injuries, and the treatment and recovery process.
• Past and future loss of enjoyment of life.
• Punitive damages, if appropriate.
The next step to determining your eligibility to join this lawsuit is to have an experienced JUUL Lawsuit Attorney look at your case.
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If you believe that the use of JUUL products has caused you an addiction to or dependency on nicotine products, please complete the short Case Evaluation Form by clicking on the button below.
Once you’ve completed the form at the link above, a member of our legal team will contact you for any additional information and to explain the process in more detail.
If you have immediate questions you may also call us at 1-800-ACCIDENT.
More General Information
[Referrence To NC Vaping Lawsuits Here] the State Attorney General gave an update on the court’s progress with litigation against e-cigarette companies. The full release:
(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has made significant progress in his lawsuits against e-cigarette companies VapeCo Distribution, Electronic Tobacconist, Electric Lotus, Direct eLiquid, Beard Vape, Tinted Brew, Juice Man, and EonSmoke. The suits, which are brought under the North Carolina Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Act, allege that these companies are aggressively targeting children and do not require appropriate age verification when selling these dangerous and addictive products.
“We are only beginning to see the harmful, even deadly health impacts vaping has on young people,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “But we absolutely know that their tobacco use is on the rise – and that these companies have aggressively marketed their e-cigs to addict a new generation to nicotine. I’m pleased that the courts have shut these companies down while the cases continue. I will do everything in my power to protect our kids from any illegal business practices.”
VapeCo Distribution has agreed not to sell, offer deliver, market, or otherwise provide vapor products in North Carolina. A court agreed to put in place a temporary restraining order to prohibit Electronic Tobacconist from selling its products in North Carolina and there are preliminary injunctions in place for Electric Lotus, Direct eLiquid, and Beard Vape to prohibit them from selling products in North Carolina for the duration of each litigation.
Attorneys for three other companies, Tinted Brew, Juice Man, and Eonsmoke, in addition to VapeCo, have sought to move their cases to federal court – a move that the Department of Justice is fighting to stop.
Attorney General Stein’s lawsuits ask for the courts to shut down sales from these companies in North Carolina. In May of this year, Attorney General Stein filed a similar lawsuit against Juul.”