Electronic cigarettes, known as vaping devices or vape pens, are battery-operated devices that people use to inhale an aerosol, which often contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. Popular among teens and young adults, vaping is now the most commonly used form of nicotine among youth in the U.S. However, vaping has been linked to serious lung illnesses and even death in vape users nationwide.
E-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury, known as EVALI, has led to hospitalization of nearly all patients. Vaping lung disease symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, and weight loss.
After thousands of vaping illnesses and dozens of deaths have been reported due to vaping related lung illnesses, the American Medical Association has called for a ban on these products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified vitamin E acetate, an additive in some THC-containing e-cigarettes, to be associated with many of these illnesses and deaths.
Juul Labs, the company that holds 70% of the E-cigarette and vaping product market, is at the center of many lawsuits and federal investigations alleging that the company targeted young people, including minors, and failed to warn consumers that their vaping products contain nicotine. Juul is also being accused of promoting its vaping products as healthier alternatives to cigarettes. Juul vape pen use, often called Juuling, has been linked to lung damage and death among young people.
What Does This Mean For You?
If you or a loved one suffered a vaping related illness or died from a vaping illness, you may be able to file a legal claim and potentially receive compensation.
Want to Know if You Have a Valid Legal Claim?
If you or a loved one suffered a vaping related illness or died from a vaping illness, please call us at (866) 333-3895 to discuss your potential claim. We offer free consultations.