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JUUL Hit With First Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted by Matthew Marin | Oct 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the first case of its kind, the firm Levin Simes Abrams LLP filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the Northern District of California earlier this month on October 15th.  The suit alleges that a young man died as a result of his addition to JUUL, an electronic nicotine delivery system or e-cigarette.

In what would appear to be the first of many similar allegations, the plaintiff is asserting that JUUL Labs, Inc. took advantage of minimal regulations and loopholes for e-cigarettes at a time when youth smoking was at its lowest level in decades.  Moreover, the JUULpods were developed and sold in kid-friendly flavors like mango, cool mint, fruit, and creme brulee with each delivering a powerful dose of nicotine and other toxic chemicals into the lungs, body, and brain of the JUULer.

You can read more about the Levin Simes Abrams LLP lawsuit in the full 40 page civil complaint here: https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/documents/403/41108/Juul-death-lawsuit-filing-stamped-10.15.19.pdf

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of using a JUUL, JUULpod, or other e-cigarette device, contact the attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. for immediate legal assistance.  They are available 24/7 at 888-34-VAPELAW.  You can also contact us using this web submission form:

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Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

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