JUUL Class Action Lawsuit In Baton Rouge, Louisiana
In recent years, electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes or vapes, have continued to grow in popularity. Although often advertised as a safe alternative to cigarettes, extensive research shows that not only are e-cigarettes bad for your health, but they may actually be more harmful than cigarette smoking. As a result, many who have been affected by e-cigarettes are participating in a JUUL class action lawsuit. If you think you may qualify, Smith Shanklin Sosa, LLC can help.
What Is A JUUL And Why Is It Harmful?
JUUL is a brand of e-cigarette, which is a battery-operated cartridge into which nicotine pods are placed. The nicotine is then heated, vaporized and inhaled by the user. Despite being touted as safer than cigarettes, research has suggested that JUUL users may actually inhale substantially higher levels of nicotine than cigarette smokers do, a substance that, as proven decades ago, can cause serious illness or even death. Because of its especially potent nicotine doses, JUUL use is known to be highly addictive.
What Are The Allegations Against JUUL?
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), JUUL Labs Inc. skirted the FDA premarket authorization required to sell their devices. The FDA sent the company a warning letter, also alleging that the company marketed its products as safe and effective for smoking cessation with no evidence to support this claim and used advertising tactics to appeal to minors, particularly through their advertisement of flashy JUUL accessories and fruity JUUL pod flavors.
Could You Qualify For A Class Action Lawsuit?
If you or your child have fallen victim to JUUL’s deceptive marketing tactics, you may qualify for a class action lawsuit. In this type of proceeding, an experienced law firm collectively represents a group of defendants who share the same legal concerns. If the case is successful, the defendants are each entitled to a share of the settlement.
How Can Smith Shanklin Sosa, LLC Help?
At Smith Shanklin Sosa, LLC, we’re aware of the rising concern about e-cigarettes and their effects on the health of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area residents. As advocates for consumers who have been affected by a company’s negligence, we’re experienced in litigating class action lawsuits and are familiar with successfully navigating the complex process involved.
If you think you may qualify for participation in a JUUL class action lawsuit, contact Smith Shanklin Sosa, LLC today at 225-424-6094 for a free consultation with our experienced legal team.