In the past several years, e-cigarette use has become popular among traditional cigarette smokers looking to curb their habit, as well as those who believe vaping is not as harmful as conventional smoking. In fact, studies have shown that vape devices such as JUUL can cause many of the same side effects as cigarettes, including Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, also known as ARDS, is a serious respiratory condition that causes flu-like symptoms which quickly worsen. In the early stages of the illness, fluid from blood vessels leaks into the lungs, making breathing difficult. This makes it harder for oxygen to get into the body, and eventually the oxygen level in the patient’s bloodstream can decline to levels low enough to harm the brain and possibly lead to organ failure.
There has been an increase in ARDS cases as the use of e-cigarettes continues to increase, especially among young people. In fact, there are a number of lawsuits being filed based on evidence that the vape company JUUL intentionally marketed to underage consumers. The case asserts that JUUL chose marketing images that distinctly appealed to younger audiences, advertised on children’s websites, and shipped their products to underage kids who purchased them directly off of the company website.
The Dangers of Vaping
It is now known that vaping is just as harmful as smoking cigarettes and can lead to similar side effects and injuries. If you or a loved one developed ARDS or another illness, our JUUL attorneys are available to talk about your case and help you obtain your deserved compensation. Injuries from e-cigarette smoking can include Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 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
How can Kwartler Manus, LLC. help with your case?
We appreciate how stressful it can be to recover from injuries caused by vaping - especially if the patient is your child. These side effects can cause significant mental, financial, and emotional damages to the injured party and their loved ones. At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our JUUL attorneys can help you receive the compensation and justice you deserve. If you or a loved one developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) after using a JUUL e-cigarette, contact us online or by phone (267) 214-8608 to schedule a consultation and learn your options.