Juul Hit With First-Ever Vaping Death Lawsuit

Law360 (October 15, 2019, 2:52 PM EDT) -- Juul on Tuesday was hit in California federal court with the first wrongful death suit over its products, brought by the family of an 18-year-old who they claim died in his sleep this past August after using its e-cigarettes for years.

David Wakefield's family claims that Juul Labs took advantage of minimal regulations for e-cigarettes when youth smoking was at its lowest in decades and developed and marketed a product to be attractive to teenagers. Nicotine is highly addictive and especially dangerous to young people whose brains are still developing, the family said.

"Juul was designed for teenagers. It does not look,...

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