Vaping has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way for long-time cigarette smokers to curb their habit. Unfortunately, as companies like JUUL entered the e-cigarette market, vaping quickly became associated with a younger demographic. The dangers of widespread e-cigarette use among underaged smokers are apparent. Additionally, vape companies’ original claims about the relative safety of their products have been revealed as untrue — e-cigarette users nationwide have fallen victim to the dangerous effects of vaping.
The Dangers of Vaping
The use of e-cigarettes initially became popularized as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, vaping is just as dangerous as cigarette use — using a JUUL or other brand of e-cigarette can contribute to many of the same conditions caused by cigarettes, along with other health issues. The habit's popularity among young people contributes to a higher rate of long-term damage.
Vaping can contribute to 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)
Neurological conditions (including strokes, seizures)
Damages that Result from E-Cigarette Injuries
Managing the effects of vaping can contribute to extensive financial damages and struggles with non-economic effects; such as:
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Additional mental and emotional issues
Medical care needed to treat vape related conditions can result in substantial debts. A person who has suffered from the impacts of e-cigarette use may be entitled to compensation for:
Our JUUL e-cigarette lawyers can help you recover compensation for these expenses and additional coverage to account for non-economic damages.
Liability Claims Against JUUL and Other E-Cigarette Companies
JUUL and other manufacturers of e-cigarettes could be held liable for the injuries of their consumers. Vape companies contributed to the inaccurate perception that their products are less dangerous than traditional cigarettes and hid the truth about the risks of injury and addiction.
The producers of e-cigarettes, JUUL, and other vape companies, purposefully target underage people with flavored “pods”, attractive advertisements, social media campaigns, and devices that can easily be hidden from unaware parents. Through these tactics, e-cigarette manufacturers got a new generation deceptively subjected to the same health hazards as traditional cigarettes.
How a Personal Injury Attorney can help
Having an attorney on your side if you are pursuing a lawsuit against the manufacturers of E-Cigarettes can be extremely beneficial. They can walk you through the steps you can take to file a suit and represent you in court if need be. You will most likely be going up against a large corporation that has a vast amount of resources at its disposal, so having a personal injury lawyer on your side can help to level the playing field and give you a better chance of a favorable result in your case.
You may also be able to receive quality medical care if you have not already or if your condition worsens. Speaking to a doctor about your condition and any possible treatments moving forward can be greatly beneficial to your case. A doctor would be able to testify on your behalf and strengthen your side of the case.
At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our JUUL e-cigarette attorneys are dedicated to helping those harmed by vaping recover the compensation they deserve. Our team is well-versed in the negative effects of vaping and the ways that manufacturer negligence has contributed to these effects. We understand how stressful it can be to recover from the impact of e-cigarette use — especially if the victim is your child. Contact us online or by phone at (267) 214-8608 to discuss your case if you or your child were harmed because of vaping. We can represent you and pursue the compensation you deserve.