Proven Washington, D.C. Products Liability Attorneys Pursue Justice for Teens Addicted to Juul E-Cigarettes

Personal injury lawyers seek damages for youths harmed by vaping

E-cigarettes like Juul are advertised as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes, but they still contain nicotine and are therefore just as addictive. Worse still, Juul’s advertising, packaging and use of fruit flavors make their products attractive to teenagers, who comprise a large segment of their market. As a result, many adolescents have become addicted to Juul and the recent increase in serious lung illnesses and deaths linked to vaping show that these products are putting young lives at risk. May Lightfoot, PLLC, in Washington, D.C., will fight for young people who have become addicted to or sickened by e-cigarettes.

The dangers of vaping explained

When e-cigarettes were introduced, they were touted as safer than traditional cigarette products. With Juul’s debut of its compact vaporizer in 2015, vaping increased in popularity, especially among teens and people in their 20s, and the company soon became the industry leader.

But Juul’s targeted marketing campaigns aimed at young people and the company’s claims that its vaping products are safer than tobacco products are being challenged. Parents have brought lawsuits against Juul on behalf of their teenage children who’ve become addicted to Juul products because of their high levels of nicotine or have suffered serious and in some cases, deadly, lung illnesses allegedly linked to vaping. There have also been lawsuits against e-cigarette makers for injury caused by batteries that have exploded in users’ hands.

Determined advocates hold e-cigarette manufacturers accountable

If your teen suffers from an e-cigarette addiction or has been diagnosed with a serious lung illness linked to vaping, we will fight to hold the manufacturer or seller accountable. In any products liability case, there may be more than one defendant. The product may be found to be defective in its design, manufacture or failure to properly warn users of potential risks. We will work to hold those involved in the manufacture and sale of Juul and other vaping products liable for the harm your teen has suffered.

Zealous advocates seek damages for young clients

If you live in Washington, D.C. or Maryland and your teen has become addicted to or sickened by Juul e-cigarettes, we will seek damages that fully address their losses, including medical costs, absences from school or work and longer-term adverse effects. With our thorough knowledge of products liability law and our refusal to back down from a fight, we are well prepared to battle the companies responsible. Whether we achieve a negotiated settlement or proceed to trial, you can rely on us to pursue the compensation your family deserves.

Contact dedicated D.C. products liability attorneys for your e-cigarette claim

If you live in Washington, D.C. or Maryland and your teen has become addicted to e-cigarettes or suffered lung illness from vaping, we are prepared to fight for you in a suit to recover damages. For a free consultation in our D.C. office, call May Lightfoot, PLLC at 877-629-5523.