"Sending Smoke Signals: What You Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes, and Why They Are the Next Mass Tort," CLM Magazine, November 2019
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"Sending Smoke Signals: What You Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes, and Why They Are the Next Mass Tort," CLM Magazine, November 2019

November 12, 2019

Jessica P. Butkera, a partner in the firm’s Toxic Tort and Management and Professional Liability practice groups, wrote an article for CLM Magazine discussing how the recent rise of vaping-related illnesses will lead to a mass of tort lawsuits.

In “Sending Smoke Signals: What You Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes, and Why They Are the Next Mass Tort,” Jessica talks about the Food and Drug Administration’s response to the e-cigarette industry’s predatory advertising to youths, the growth of tobacco companies, and pending lawsuits against the e-cigarette industry.

“Prior to the vaping-related illness outbreak, numerous product liability lawsuits stemming from exploding e-cigarettes were litigated. In addition, Juul was already facing five consumer protection class-action lawsuits across the country, based on allegations that its nicotine vaping solution contained benzoic acid and more nicotine that advertised.”

 

Read the full article here:

“Sending Smoke Signals: What You Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes, and Why They Are the Next Mass Tort,” CLM Magazine, November 2019

More about Goldberg Segalla’s Jessica P. Butkera:

Jessica P. Butkera is an experienced trial attorney who focuses her practice on general liability, product liability, and toxic tort matters. She represents a wide range of clients across various industries including property management, hospitality, retail, amusement parks, stadiums, construction, automobile, and trucking. Jessica litigates complex lawsuits in the state and federal courtrooms of Maryland and the District of Columbia, offering clients the myriad benefits associated with her broad perspective and numerous bench and jury trial accomplishments.