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JUUL & E-Cigarette Injuries

Teens and Adults Are Suffering Serious Injuries or Death Due to JUUL and Other E-Cigarettes

JUUL / E-Cigarette Injury Attorneys

Far from being a safe alternative to cigarettes, e-cigarettes and “vaping” are causing serious injuries and deaths in teens and adults throughout the country. The explosive growth of e-cigarettes―especially among youths―is raising concerns among physicians, government regulators, and parents about the health consequences of vaping. This comes on the heels of allegations that e-cigarette manufacturers like JUUL have been illegally marketing the devices to minors through tactics such as promoting kid friendly flavors like mango, fruit, and mint.

The number of young adults aged 18 to 21 who tried JUUL increased more than 400 percent from July 2017 to October 2018. E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among American youth. JUUL, which accounts for two-thirds of the U.S. e-cigarette market, is appealing to young people because it looks like a computer flash drive, is small and easy to hide, and delivers a potent dose of nicotine. One JUUL pod reportedly contains 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine.

Illnesses Related to Vaping and E-cigarette Use is Skyrocketing

By 2019, reports began pouring in about illnesses related to vaping and e-cigarette use, including teens and adults hospitalized for severe respiratory problems. In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that “reports of adverse experiences with tobacco products that mentioned seizures occurring with e-cigarette use (e.g., vaping) signal a potential emerging safety issue.”

In September 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the number of vaping-related illnesses skyrocketed to at least 450 cases in 33 states and the Virgin Islands and urged people to avoid using e-cigarettes. Legislators are also launching investigations into these products, which are not regulated by the FDA.

Maine’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers Are Pursuing Compensation for Those Hurt by JUUL and Other E-Cigarettes

Along with deceptive marketing designed to hook youths on nicotine, the proliferation of severe e-cigarette injuries has led to the filing of hundreds of lawsuits throughout the U.S. against e-cigarette companies, including JUUL. These suits accuse these companies of aggressively marketing their products to minors and failing to warn them of the products’ highly addictive levels of nicotine and other health dangers. Victims are also pursuing claims for vaping-related illnesses and injuries.

Berman & Simmons, Maine’s premier product liability law firm, is investigating and pursuing claims on behalf of those harmed by e-cigarettes. For over a century, our dangerous and defective products lawyers have been holding corporations accountable for the damage they cause. We are the statewide leader in product liability law, and we use our unmatched experience and resources to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for clients who have been harmed by JUUL and other e-cigarette companies.

Holding JUUL and E-Cigarette Companies Accountable for the Harm They Cause

Researchers are still learning about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping, and further studies may reveal even more health problems related to these products. To date, a wide range of illnesses and injuries have been associated with the use of JUUL and other e-cigarettes.

Berman & Simmons is currently investigating claims against e-cigarette companies for health issues such as:

  • Nicotine addiction
  • Heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease
  • Lung damage
  • Respiratory complications
  • Or death

If you’ve suffered as a result of e-cigarette use:

  • You may be entitled to compensation
  • Our experienced team will help you determine whether you have a case
  • Consultations are always free
  • We’re here to ensure you know your rights
  • Talk to someone today

Over $1 Billion Obtained for Injured New Englanders

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Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as Maine’s best personal injury law firm. We don’t rest on our laurels, however. We strive every day to be one of the best law firms in the country. Our commitment to excellence in personal injury representation is just one reason why our lawyers have recovered over $1 billion for our clients, getting them the resources they need to move forward with their lives.

Our lengthy track record of success in product liability litigation and the trust placed in us by countless injury victims is also a product of the genuine care, respect, and personal attention we provide to each client. We listen carefully to each client’s concerns, answer all of their questions, and provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the best lawyers in Maine are on the case.

  • What do I prepare for the first call or meeting with you?

    For your first meeting with us, simply tell us your story and explain in your own words what happened and how your life has been affected. If you’re meeting with us in person, you can bring notes about what happened to you, driver insurance information, names of any witnesses, photos of the accident damages or injuries, medical records, and other related paperwork if you have it and if it’s applicable, but that information isn’t necessary. Really all you need to do is be yourself, speak with us honestly, and be willing to tackle your problems with us.

    Initial conversations between potential clients and our staff members are often done over the phone. Rest assured that everything we discuss is confidential and protected under law.

  • How much will a lawyer cost me?

    The lawyers at Berman & Simmons work on a contingency basis. That means you pay nothing up front and nothing unless we settle or win your case. We will consult with you, evaluate your situation, and do initial research free of charge. This is true even if we decide you don’t have a valid claim. We will also cover all necessary case expenses and you will not be obligated to reimburse us until and unless we recover monies on your behalf. if we do take your case and win a settlement or a jury verdict in your favor, a percentage of the compensation goes to pay for our costs and the work done by our legal team.

  • How will you know know if I have a case?

    To pursue a case, we will need to prove that you suffered a substantial personal injury and the injury was directly caused by the negligence of another party. A bad result alone is not enough to establish negligence. We let you know upfront if we are able to move forward with the legal process, or if we don’t think you have a case. Generally, we will know if you have a case after our first phone call or meeting.

    If we believe you have a valid claim and decide to move forward with litigation, our attorneys and staff will then take it from there and do everything else that needs to be done, including obtaining and reviewing records relevant to your case, such as accident reports and other law enforcement documents, employer records, medical records, and other information.

  • How long will it take to resolve my case?

    Every case is different, and there is no way to predict how long it will take for your case to be resolved. Some cases end in a matter of months, while the most complex and challenging cases, such as a medical malpractice case, can span several years. The vast majority of cases, however, are resolved before a trial and usually within a year.

    The goal is to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, no matter how long it takes whether that comes in the form of a pre-trial settlement, or with a jury verdict in your favor.

  • How much is my case worth?

    There are many factors that need to be considered when determining the value of your case. Every case is unique and it takes a team effort — including your attorney, staff researchers, and outside experts — to determine the extent of your damages and how much your case is worth. There are two types of damages for which you could receive
    compensation: Economic and non-economic.

    If your case goes to trial and a jury agrees you deserve compensation, the jury members will decide how much the money you should receive for each category of damages.

A Law Firm That Listens

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine.

Our attorneys and staff members will take the time to listen to you, work to understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We help you recover and make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries and loss.

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If you've suffered as a result of e-cigarette use:

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    You may be entitled to compensation

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    Our experienced team will help you determine whether you have a case

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    Consultations are always free

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    We’re here to ensure you know your rights

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    Talk to someone today

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