E-cigarettes have been linked to hundreds of cases of lung disease and damage across the country.
The U.S. Surgeon General has declared an “e-cigarette epidemic among youth.” In 2018 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine published a report on the Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. In April 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating reports of seizures related to the use of vaping products. E-cigarette lawsuits have also claimed these products cause bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) and hemorrhagic strokes. Many plaintiffs state that they became addicted to e-cigarettes, which led to or worsened their condition, due to the high levels of nicotine and chemical additives in the vape fluids.
Risks Of E-Cigarettes And Vaping
For a time, companies manufacturing these products said that vaping and e-cigarettes were less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but this statement has been challenged as false and recent news stories have disclosed the extremely harmful effects of these products. E-cigarettes and vaping pose a number of health risks including:
- Nicotine addiction
- Mouth and throat irritation
- Coughing and wheezing
- Worsening asthma
- Chest pain
- Increased blood pressure
- Raised heart rate
- Upset stomach
- Worsening depression and anxiety
- Nicotine poisoning
- Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP)
- Hemorrhagic strokes
- Popcorn lung
Additionally, the liquid used in e-cigarette cartridges is poisonous if drunk or if it comes into contact with eyes or skin.
We Will Fight For Your Financial Compensation
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to e-cigarettes or vaping, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us today to learn if you’re eligible for financial compensation. Financial compensation can be obtained for the following items:
- Disability and lost earnings
- Lost time for family
- Medical treatment
Why James F. Humphreys & Associates?
James F. Humphreys has more than 40 years of experience fighting for those who have been wronged by the conduct of others. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. we know the toll vaping can take on someone. We will work to ensure those who were subjected to pain and suffering are compensated for their injuries.
Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn how we can help you file an e-cigarette claim.
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Learn more about the dangers of electronic cigarettes from the CDC.