Vaping has become more popular in the past few years and is widely marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. However, research has demonstrated that e-cigarettes like JUUL can cause many of the same conditions as traditional cigarettes including wet lung, also known as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
What is Wet Lung?
Wet lung is a dangerous respiratory condition that often causes flu-like symptoms. It occurs when an injury causes fluid to leak from blood vessels into the lungs, making it more difficult for oxygen to travel throughout the body, and can eventually lead to brain damage or organ failure from lack of oxygen.
The increase in vaping has also led to an increase in cases of wet lung, particularly among young people. There are scores of lawsuits being made against the e-cigarette company JUUL for deliberately marketing to underage users. These cases demonstrate that JUUL intentionally targeted advertisements towards youth, ran ads on children’s websites, and mailed their products to underaged kids.
The Dangers of Vaping
Studies have shown that vaping is just as harmful as smoking cigarettes, maybe even more so. If you or someone you love suffered from wet lung due to e-cigarette use, the JUUL attorneys at Kwartler Manus, LLC, are available to discuss your potential case and compensation. Injuries from vape devices can include wet lung as well as:
- Popcorn lung - Bronchiolitis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Collapsed Lung
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac Arrest (or other cardiac conditions)
- Heavy Metal Poisoning (including cobalt, cadmium, lead)
- Neurological conditions (including strokes, seizures)
- Respiratory disease
We know how difficult it is to heal from the harms caused by e-cigarettes, especially if your child is the one affected. At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our fierce legal team will help you receive the justice you deserve. If you or a loved one developed wet lung after using a JUUL vape, contact us online or by phone at (267) 214-8608 today!