STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

JUUL Labs Hit with Wrongful Death Action in Wake of Teenage User’s Death

SAN FRANCISCO — The mother of a teenager whose death was allegedly caused by his three-year addiction to vaping has sued JUUL Labs Inc. in California federal court, accusing it of aggressively marketing its product to youths and creating an epidemic.

In an Oct. 15 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Lisa Marie Vail says her son Daniel Wakefield, 18, died in his sleep after continuously using JUUL’s electronic nicotine delivery system since 2015.

The JUUL device heats a nicotine filled liquid, delivered via separately sold “pods” that come in flavors like mango, ...

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