JUUL is a nicotine vape/e-cigarette product that is now banned in the U.S. Thousands of plaintiffs allege that these products may have caused serious lung disease and other illnesses, while others claim they sold their products using unlawful marketing practices.
What is the JUUL lawsuit?
JUUL lawsuits are aimed at recovering compensation for the perceived victims of Juul Labs, Inc. Claimants believe one or both of the following to be true:
JUUL products caused preventable health issues
Regular JUUL users have developed a range of health-related problems that they believe may be related to their use of the vaping products. Some health issues that are tied to the products include:
- Lung disease
- Nicotine poisoning
- Heart complications
Juul Labs, Inc committed consumer fraud and misrepresented claims
Plaintiffs in this class argue that the company engaged in deceptive marketing by not warning consumers about the risks of their products. They also claim that Juul was marketed directly to teenagers and younger consumers in some states, which is illegal.
Who can file a claim against JUUL?
If you are over age 18 and have experienced health complications related to using JUUL e-cigarettes, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. The parents of people younger than 18 may also be able to file if their children became addicted to Juul products or experienced Juul-related health issues. Having used JUUL products alone is not enough to deem someone eligible to file; prospective plaintiffs must also have evidence that demonstrates that they experienced measurable harm from using the JUUL products.
How to win a JUUL Lawsuit
To find success in a JUUL lawsuit, plaintiffs must prove that JUUL’s negligence or failure to inform was the direct cause of their suffering.
Joining a class action lawsuit
You may have heard of class action lawsuits before; they generally have a reputation for moving very slowly and offering limited compensation and involvement for plaintiffs. Fortunately, JUUL lawsuits are not class action. Instead, they are being litigated as multi-district litigation (MDL). While there are similarities, plaintiffs in MDLs have far greater ability to maintain their own lawsuit while remaining part of the larger litigation. This is not an option with class action lawsuits, as they prioritize the interests of the class rather than the individual.