E-cigarettes are battery-operated products. The cigarettes work by delivering nicotine and other chemicals without actually smoking. E-cigarettes and vaping are marketed as a way to obtain nicotine without inhaling the harmful chemicals that cause cancer. Sometimes, manufacturers of these products can fail to warn customers about the risks associated.
What Is the RJ Reynolds Vapor Lawsuit?
The lawsuit alleges the RJ Reynolds marketed vapor electronic cigarettes in a way that didn’t adequately warn consumers about health risks.
What are the Health Risks Associated with Vapor Electronic Cigarettes?
The claim alleges the manufacturer didn’t inform customers about the potential risk of inhaling carcinogens acetaldehyde and formaldehyde. The failure to warn violates California’s consumer protection laws.
What does Failure to Warn Mean?
A failure to warn refers to a manufacturer having the responsibility to inform customers about the risks associated with the product, but the manufacturer fails to make that warning. All products must be reasonably safe for consumer use. However, some products may contain a specific inherent danger that can’t be eliminated without changing the product. Thus, when the manufacturer doesn’t warn about risks, they may be sued because the product is considered defective.
What is a Defective Product?
A defective product is any product that causes injury to an individual because of faulty labeling, design defect, or defective manufacturing.
Is there a Class Action Lawsuit?
Yes. A class action lawsuit means a group of plaintiffs are suing one defendant because they’ve suffered similar injuries.
Who does the Lawsuit Seek to Represent?
The lawsuit is for Californians who purchased the Vapor product from July 1, 2013 to the present.
Do I have to Join the Lawsuit or can I Sue by Myself?
You should discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer. The lawyer will able to advise you of whether you can sue on your own or join the class action lawsuit.
Can I Sue RJ Reynolds if I don’t live in California?
That depends on the laws in your state. Check with a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights regarding failure to warn.