Vape use has become popular in recent years among cigarette smokers to help curb their habit. JUUL and other e-cigarettes have been marketed as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes, but studies show they can cause many of the same side effects, including seizures.
Seizures are a well-known result of nicotine toxicity, and vapes are likely more prone to causing it. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, a standard 5% JUUL pod contains approximately the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes and more than twice as much nicotine concentrate as other brands of vape cartridges. This is especially concerning in regard to young consumers - the journal Pediatrics conducted a study in 2019 which found that 40% of teens didn’t even realize the fluids in vape pens contain nicotine. Additionally, inhaling from an e-cigarette does not cause the same irritating feeling in the lungs as inhaling a traditional cigarette - young people may consume much more since it is less unpleasant.
Liability Claims against JUUL and other Major E-Cigarette Manufacturing Companies
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating reports of seizures relating to vaping in April 2019, most of them involving teens and young adults. There were also several lawsuits, including one from the parents of a 15-year-old girl who suffered seizures and became addicted to JUUL after using their e-cigarettes. There is an additional lawsuit currently being filed against JUUL, which demonstrated that the company intentionally chose marketing images that targeted youth, advertised products on websites specifically for children, and shipped their product to underage customers that purchased them directly online.
The Dangers of Vaping
Vaping is just as, or maybe even more dangerous as smoking cigarettes and can lead to many of the same types of injuries. If you or your child were harmed because of vaping, the JUUL e-cigarette attorneys of Kwartler Manus, LLC are available to discuss your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Side effects of vaping can include seizures, strokes, and other neurological conditions, as well as other injuries and issues such as:
Popcorn lung - Bronchiolitis
Acute Respiratory Distress
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Cardiac Arrest (or other cardiac conditions)
Heavy Metal Poisoning (including: cobalt, cadmium, lead)
How can Kwartler Manus, LLC. help with Your Case?
Living with these types of vaping effects can contribute to extensive financial, mental, and emotional damages. Those who have suffered such damages may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other costs. Our JUUL e-cigarette attorneys can help you recover the compensation that you deserve. We understand how stressful it can be to recover from the impact of vape use — especially if the victim is your child.
At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping those harmed by vaping and have over 40 years of combined experience in personal injury litigation. If you or your child were diagnosed with a seizure disorder or suffered a seizure from vape use, contact us online or call our office at (267) 214-8608 to schedule a free consultation.