Lawsuits filed in February 2020 against vape company JUUL have now been amended to include the novel coronavirus as a potential side-effect of e-cigarette use. The initial suit filed against the company claimed they intentionally marketed their products to children and teens. Evidence also showed that the company shipped products to underage customers who purchased them directly from their website.
COVID-19 addition to JUUL lawsuits
The amendment considers statements from public health officials who warn that vaping puts consumers, especially underage users, at a higher risk of both contracting the COVID-19 virus and developing more serious symptoms. Similar reports began even before the coronavirus spread throughout the US in early March, with one doctor stating “reporting of respiratory symptoms by e-cigarette users suggests increased susceptibility to and/or delayed recovery from respiratory infections.” Since then, more medical professionals are revealing evidence that e-cigarette use makes COVID-19 both easier to develop and potentially more deadly.
Our JUUL e-cigarette attorneys can help you
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with COVID-19 while using JUUL products, the e-cigarette attorneys of Kwartler Manus, LLC are available to discuss your case and can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
It has also been known for some time that chronic use of JUUL and other e-cigarettes can lead to many of the same conditions as smoking traditional cigarettes, including:
- Popcorn lung - Bronchiolitis
- Acute Respiratory Distress
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Collapsed Lung
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac Arrest (or other cardiac conditions)
- Heavy Metal Poisoning (including cobalt, cadmium, lead)
- Neurological conditions (including strokes, seizures)
- Respiratory disease
Living with vaping effects such as COVID-19 and the above conditions can contribute to extensive damages financially, mentally, and emotionally. Those who have suffered such losses may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs.
Our JUUL e-cigarette lawyers can help you recover the compensation that you deserve. We understand how stressful it can be to recover from the impact of vaping — especially if the victim is your child. At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to assisting those harmed by the effects of e-cigarette usage and have over 40 years of combined experience in personal injury litigation. Contact us online or call our office at (267) 214-8608 to schedule a consultation.