Juul promoted their vaporizers as a safer alternative to cigarettes, but now consumers are learning the painful truth.
Vaporizers and e-cigarettes have become very popular in recent years. Manufacturers such as Juul have promoted these products, stating that they are safer to use than traditional combustible cigarettes. Juul specifically also marketed their product to young people by creating vapes that had a sleek and slim design. Now, it is coming out that not only are vaporizers such as Juul just as harmful as cigarettes, but they may even be more dangerous. Anyone injured by Juul products should speak to a Boca Raton product liability lawyer who can help them file a claim for compensation.
How Do Juul Vaporizers Work?
Juul marketed their vaporizers as a safe alternative to cigarettes that can help people quit smoking. The vapes use flavored oils that contain nicotine. When the oil is heated, it is then inhaled by the user. Juul comes in the form of slim devices that look similar to a USB stick.
The claim Juul made when first introducing their product was that it allowed people to consume nicotine in a similar way as smoking a cigarette. However, Juul stated, their products were much safer. Now, it looks as though Juul has created a dangerous product that has caused an outbreak of lung injuries. Essentially, the company has traded one public health crisis for another, and this time, it may affect children and teenagers the most.
Holding Juul Accountable
Class action lawsuits have already been filed against Juul for placing the health of the general public in jeopardy. These lawsuits argue that Juul was aware of the dangers associated with their products but that they did nothing to warn the public. So, if you have used Juul and have sustained injury as a result, how do you know if you have a valid claim?
Parents of children under the age of 18 may be able to hold Juul accountable due to the fact that it is largely believed that Juul marketed their product to teenagers. Teenage smoking had declined significantly in the years prior to Juul releasing their product. Shortly after Juul hit shelves, hundreds of young people were treated in hospitals and emergency rooms across the country for severe conditions such as popcorn lung. It is widely believed that Juul was to blame for those injuries.
However, that does not mean that adults who used Juul do not have a valid claim. When Juul released their products, they claimed that vaping was a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. That claim has been found to be untrue. All manufacturers, including Juul, have a responsibility to create products that will keep people safe, and to warn consumers of any dangers associated with their products. Juul failed on both accounts, meaning that anyone who was injured may have a viable claim.
Our Florida Product Liability Lawyers are Here to Help
No one should use a product only to suffer harm, particularly when they believed they were doing something good for their health. If you have been injured by Juul vapes, our Boca Raton product liability lawyers at Ged Lawyers, LLP are here to help. Call us today at (561) 995-1966 or contact us online to schedule a free case review with one of our skilled attorneys.