E-cigarette retailer, Juul, was recently sued by an ex-senior vice president for retaliation because he raised concern over Juul’s decision to sell contaminated pods to the public, according to the lawsuit.
The allegations stem from a March 12, 2019, executive team meeting during which it was revealed that some batches of mint e-liquid were found to be contaminated. The contamination affected the equivalent of 1 million pods, which were shipped to retailers and sold to customers. The lawsuit also contends that Juul rejected calls for the issuance of a product recall or a public health and safety notice to consumers. When contacted about the lawsuit, Juul’s spokesperson acknowledged the “manufacturing issue” had taken place
Juul is currently fighting off a firestorm from government agencies, public health advocates and clinicians, who blame the e-cigarette giant for addicting millions of teens to nicotine. Additionally, a nationwide lung injury outbreak, now standing at 1,604 cases and 34 deaths, is being investigated by public health agencies.
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of an e-cigarette, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-231-9360 or toll free at 1‑800-594-4884.