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Wendy Fleishman to Discuss Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Fall 2019 Conference

Wendy Fleishman to Discuss Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Fall 2019 Conference

The opening session on Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at the October 2019 Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas will be led by Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman, along with Mike Papantonio of Levin Papantonio, Robert Eglet of Eglet Adams, and John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan.

Widespread media attention has focused on new studies and reports that have emerged revealing potentially serious dangers and heightened risks associated with the new type of e-cigarette called the “Juul.” The Juul is especially popular among young adults due to its sleek and discreet design and its liquid-filled cartridges (“juul pods”) that come in a variety of candy-like flavors, and that popularity could lead to serious adverse health consequences for younger Americans.

New findings have shown an elevated risk of stroke for people under the age of 26 who use the vaporized tobacco product, including determinations that one Juul pod is the equivalent to two packs of old-style cigarettes. Despite the dangerous safety risks associated with these e-cigarettes, manufacturers have failed to issue any recalls or increase product warnings and safety cautions. Lawsuits are being filed that include claims ranging from negligence to false representation as well as violations of consumer, health, and safety codes.

Contact a Juul Health Risks Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser

If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury you believe may relate to a Juul e-cigarette, Lieff Cabraser will review your case for free without any obligation on your part. We can provide answers to your legal questions, and can inform you of your legal rights, including potential claims against Juul.

You can contact us using the form on this page, or by calling us toll-free at ‪1 800 321-1510. All information will be treated with the highest confidentiality, and again, there is no charge or obligation for our review of your case.

About Mass Torts Made Perfect

MTMP conferences are designed for individuals working in the area of plaintiff mass torts and personal injury litigation, as well as those with a single-event practice looking to expand and grow their practices to include mass torts. Our biannual Las Vegas conferences are the largest gatherings of plaintiff mass tort attorneys in the world, with over 1000 participants from 440+ law firms at each event. These seminars are designed to maximize your ability to network and build relationships, as well as learn strategy and insights into the latest mass tort projects. Learn more at mtmp.com.

About Wendy Fleishman

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Wendy Fleishman is a passionate and experienced lawyer for the injured and the loved ones of those who died due to the wrongful misconduct of others. With more than thirty years of courtroom experience to draw upon, a large part of Wendy’s practice today consists of representing patients prescribed drugs with undisclosed and dangerous side effects or who received defective medical devices.

Wendy has served in leadership roles in significant multidistrict litigation cases in federal and state courts involving pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and personal health products. These cases include: the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II Hip Implant Litigation, Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Litigation, Yaz and Yasmin LitigationDePuy Hip Implant LitigationMedtronic Sprint Fidelis Heart Lead, the Guidant Cardiac Defibrillator, the Ortho Evra Patch Litigation, and contaminated contact lens solution litigation against Bausch & Lomb and Abbott Medical Optics.

Since 2006, Wendy has been named a New York Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. She is an AV+ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates she is regarded as preeminently qualified by her peers. She has been named in the top 100 trial lawyers in America. Wendy is an officer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. She is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the New York State Delegate to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, and past President of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Tort, Environmental and Product Liability Litigation.