Many people know that smoking cigarettes can lead to cardiac arrest, but what about vaping? Although e-cigarette companies like JUUL frequently market their products as a healthier alternative, research has demonstrated that vaping can lead to many of the same conditions as smoking traditional cigarettes, including cardiac arrest.
How can vaping lead to cardiac arrest?
JUUL and other e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a substance in traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes that are known to lead to cardiac arrest and other such episodes. Recurring nicotine exposure can lead to abnormal heart rate and put stress on the heart. In addition, nicotine is often found in much higher concentrations in vaping products than cigarettes.
A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association determined that e-cigarettes can result in an increased risk of cardiac arrest and possibly total heart failure. It also showed that the Heart Rate Variability of a person who vapes is strikingly similar to a person who has previously experienced cardiac arrest or heart attack, and people who have already had a cardiac event are more likely to have a total cardiac arrest.
Vaping lawsuits due to cardiac arrest
Though cardiac arrest is typically more of a concern for older individuals, vaping increases that risk for younger people as well. Parents in Florida are filing a lawsuit against e-cigarette manufacturers after their 28-year-old son went to sleep one night in November 2019 and never woke up. He was found the next morning unconscious, with his vape pen right beside him. Medical officials reported that he had gone into cardiac arrest twice, and he never regained consciousness.
Cardiologist Dr. Mahmoud Sharaf has stated his concern about cardiac issues young people may suffer from vaping. “Teens who are vaping now might be 18 and wouldn’t otherwise have had heart issues,” he said, “but, if they continue vaping, their first heart problem might appear as early as their late 20s or early 30s.”
The Dangers of Vaping
Research has demonstrated that using e-cigarettes like JUUL is just as dangerous as smoking traditional cigarettes, possibly even more. If you or a loved one have suffered from cardiac arrest or other cardiac events, reach out to the accomplished attorneys at Kwartler Manus, LLC, to review your case and possible compensation. Other conditions that may be considered for compensation include:
- Popcorn lung – Bronchiolitis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Collapsed Lung
- Acute Respiratory Distress
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Heart Attack
- Heavy Metal Poisoning (including cobalt, cadmium, lead)
- Neurological conditions (including strokes, seizures)
- Respiratory disease
Recovering from vaping-related incidents such as cardiac arrest can contribute to comprehensive damage mentally, emotionally, and financially. At Kwartler Manus, LLC, we know how difficult this process can be and our lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of you and your loved ones. Those who have suffered losses due to cardiac arrest or other conditions listed above deserve to be compensated. Reach out today online or by phone at (267) 457-5570 for a consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.