In recent years, vaping has become a popular method for nicotine users to curb their habit. However, many studies have shown that e-cigarettes are not necessarily a safer alternative to cigarettes and can lead to many of the same side effects, including asthma.
Asthma is generally caused by multiple factors such as genetics, infections, allergies, and environmental stimuli including inhalation of irritants. Even though when using products like JUUL the customer inhales vapor instead of smoke, there are still millions of particles of foreign chemicals that seep into the lungs. Not only is the vapor an irritant, but many vape cartridges contain “flavor-carrying” liquid such as propylene glycol, a known trigger of asthma symptoms.
Liability Claims against JUUL and other Major E-Cigarette Manufacturing Companies
Additionally, various studies found that vaping significantly worsens symptoms in people with asthma. A recent disconcerting study also showed that young people with asthma are more likely to use vape pens than those who don’t have asthma. This is of special concern, as a recent lawsuit found that JUUL was intentionally targeting young consumers with their marketing.
The lawsuit states that the manufacturing company “engaged in unfair and deceptive acts and practices… by willfully advertising and/or selling nicotine products to children, adolescents, and other consumers younger than the minimum legal sales age”. The investigation demonstrated that JUUL purposefully chose marketing images that appealed to 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 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 asthma and other injuries and issues such as:
- Popcorn lung – Bronchiolitis
- Acute Respiratory Distress
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- 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?
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 asthma or suffered an asthma attack from vape use, contact us online or call our office at (267) 457-5570 to schedule a consultation.