Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman will share in leading the session-opening Juul E-Cigarette Litigation seminar on day two of the October 22-24, 2019 Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference in Las Vegas. The session entitled “Corporate Cancer Again: Juul” will examine the burgeoning Juul fraud and injury litigation as lung injury cases mount up and Juul comes under ever-increasing scrutiny for its alleged misconduct in understating vape dangers and marketing its products to teens.
Widespread media attention has focused on the new studies and reports that have emerged revealing serious dangers and heightened risks associated with the use of vaporized tobacco products (e-cigarettes), including the outbreak of a mysterious lung illness in the U.S. linked to vaping that has led to twenty-nine deaths and over 1,000 reported cases of lung injuries.
In recent months, both federal and local governments have announced plans to ban the sale of the products as the cause of the outbreak remains unknown and health officials only advice to the public has been to avoid vaping altogether.
On September 25, 2019, the CEO of vaping giant Juul, which controls nearly two-thirds of the e-cigarette market, stepped down and the company suspended all advertising amid findings that indicate an elevated risk of stroke for people under the age of 26 who use vaporized tobacco products.
Read the full MTMP October 2019 Conference agenda.
Contact a Juul Injury Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser is in the vanguard of injury litigation seeking to hold Juul accountable for the serious adverse health consequences of e-cigarette use by teens and young adults. If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury you believe may relate to a Juul e-cigarette, contact us today for a free no-obligation review of your case. We will provide answers to your legal questions, and outline your legal rights, including potential claims against Juul and/or other manufacturers.
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About Mass Torts Made Perfect
MTMP conferences are designed for individuals working in the area of plaintiff mass torts and personal injury litigation. The 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.
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 Litigation, DePuy Hip Implant Litigation, Medtronic 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.
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