Vaping quickly became one of the nation’s largest health concerns in 2019 when nearly 1,500 people suffered serious health complications and dozens died from what is now being called vaping-related lung injury. People now have many questions, one of which is, “Can I sue Juul for getting me addicted?”
As the vaping industry and safety officials get to the bottom of the causes of the 2019 outbreak, people are now understanding that this supposedly “safe” alternative to smoking isn’t so safe after all. Let’s talk about what we know and what you can expect if you want to file a lawsuit against Juul.
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Doing laundry is an uneventful, if not mundane, household chore for most Americans. Or at least that’s what one Irving family thought when Faisal Nuree’s wife put a mattress pad in her washing machine. Just minutes later she heard a loud boom.
It turns out their washing machine had exploded with such force that it pushed away from the wall and the top had blown off, becoming a potentially deadly projectile.
Doing a simple load of laundry shouldn’t be dangerous.
Only after the incident did the Nuree family learn that their washer was one of 2.8 million Samsung washing machines recalled. Nuree said he didn’t know his washer was unsafe and never received notice of the recall from the manufacturer.
And the Nuree family isn’t the only one to have their Samsung top-loading washing machine explode. There has been a …
In November 2016, a manufacturer expanded an existing recall to apply to 2.5 million of its dehumidifiers sold in the United States. Gree Electric Appliances, which is based in China, initially recalled dehumidifiers in 2013, after reports of the devices catching fire and causing property damage. The recall was subsequently updated, then expanded in 2014, and as of the November re=announcement, Gree dehumidifiers had caused 450 fires and $19 million in property damage.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Gree knew about its product defects in July 2012 – 15 months before issuing the first recall.
A CPSC investigation found Gree:
- Knew it was obligated to report the defect to the CPSC within 24 hours of its discovery, but failed to do so
- Deliberately deceived CPSC investigators
- Sold products bearing the UL safety mark, despite knowing its products
In February, a Houston TV station reported the story of a man who was driving when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. The battery melted a section of his pants and severely burned his leg before it fell to the floor and ignited the floorboard. Luckily, he was able to pull off the road and get out of the car.
That frightening incident is one of many involving e-cigarette batteries. The U.S. Fire Administration released a report in October 2014 stating 25 e-cigarette battery fires or explosions had occurred since 2009. At the time, the USFA estimated about 2.5 million people were e-cigarette users and predicted the number of users – and battery failures – would likely grow. That prediction seems to be correct. A doctor at the Harborview Medical Center’s trauma and burn unit in Seattle said in …