Macon Juul & E-Cigarette Injury Attorneys
Advocating for Your Legal Rights
Ideally, the products in which we decide to invest our hard-earned money should not pose a significant threat to our risk. E-cigarettes and “vaping” products, such as those produced by Juul, have led to severe injuries to users—such as bronchiolitis and other lung diseases. Furthermore, vaping products have been show to be just as—if not more effective—as cigarettes in getting people hooked to using such products for life.
You should consult an experienced Macon Juul injury attorney in Macon to discuss the merits of filing a lawsuit against vaping companies for personal injuries caused by the use of their dangerous products. At Cooper, Barton & Cooper we have the experience to determine the extent of your rights, and the basis for a vaping company’s liability, when it comes to injuries resulting from the use of vaping products.
Types of E-Cigarette Product Liability Cases We Handle:
- Nicotine addiction of minors: Before 2018, Juul and other major e-cigarette brands did not adequately warn that their products contained significant doses of nicotine. There is also evidence to suggest that Juul’s marketing targeted underage consumers.
- Explosive device failure: There have been incidents in which e-cigarettes exploded or got extremely hot, causing direct and serious injuries to the user or those around them.
- Long-term health damage: New evidence has come to light linking e-cigarettes with a variety of lung ailments.
To learn more about your legal rights and interests, call Cooper, Barton & Cooper today at (478) 202-7050.
What Are the Hazards of Using a Juul?
E-cigarettes and vaping pods, such as those manufactured by Juul, have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking. Many promotional materials have gone so far as to declare such products as a way to get habitual smokers to quit smoking. However, there have been several accounts reporting that e-cigarettes are increasingly falling into the hands of underage adolescents.
Importantly, most fluids that e-cigarettes convert into vapor are flavored to taste like fruit or candy, making them more enticing to underage children. One of the chemicals used to flavor vapor fluid—diacetyl—has been connected to an increased risk of developing bronchiolitis—also known as “popcorn lung”—a lung disease that damages the small air passages in a person’s lungs, called bronchioles. This leads to labored breathing and violent coughing fits.
Symptoms of bronchiolitis include:
- Coughing fits
- Slight fever
- Rapid and shallow respiration
Furthermore, it is undisputed that many vapor fluids have a higher nicotine concentration than cigarettes. Nicotine is widely known to be one of the most addictive and harmful chemicals in tobacco products. The nicotine in a tobacco product is primarily responsible for getting users hooked. However, nicotine also has toxic properties that can result in a cumulative harm caused by continued and prolonged use. The adverse consequences of nicotine are more pronounced for young adults who are still in the developmental phases of brain growth.
Repeated and prolonged use of nicotine can lead to the following health conditions:
- Psychological dependence
- Physical dependence
- Heart disease
- Peptic ulcers
- Gastrointestinal issues
You Deserve Compensation for Your Injuries
At Cooper Barton Cooper, your legal interests and rights are at the forefront of our priorities. You should not have to suffer from a devastating illness because of a reckless and greedy industry that holds the concern for public safety below the need for profit. Businesses who are willing to sacrifice the health of their customers should be held responsible for putting their wellbeing at risk.
Contact Cooper Barton Cooper online or call us at (478) 202-7050 to schedule a free consultation about your case today.
Disclaimer: Cooper, Barton & Cooper reserves the option to partner with outside attorneys and counsel to provide our clients with high level representation. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may claim a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances in regard to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and testimony, among other factors. Please contact Cooper, Barton & Cooper if you have questions or feel you may have a claim. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. Additionally, we provide medical information that does not, nor is it intended to, replace professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment.
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