E-Cigarette and Vaping Lawsuits — Do You Have a Case?
E-cigarettes and vaping have become very popular in recent years. Many people believe that they are safer or pose fewer health risks than smoking regular tobacco products. However, the U.S Surgeon General and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health have released reports on the dangers on them, and several e-cigarette and vaping lawsuits have been filed for various reasons. If you think you have a case, you need to know your options.
E-Cigarette and Vaping Lawsuits
Since so many people think that e-cigarettes and vaping are less addictive and safer than tobacco, these products are often used by people to help them quit smoking. However, the FDA does not recognizee-cigarettes or vaping as approved methods to quit smoking. As mentioned, research has shown that e-cigarettes and vaping have similar negative health effects to regular cigarettes, and can be even more dangerous in certain cases. Several e-cigarette and vaping lawsuits have centered around people contracting popcorn lung, inflated bronchi, and many other respiratory illnesses. Not only that, these products can:
- Contain carcinogens known to cause cancer
- Suppress and/or damage the immune system
- Cause lung diseases
- Increase the risk for heart attack
- Cause nicotine poisoning
On top of that, e-cigarettes and vaping have caused physical damage and injuries. Many people have suffered injuries from accidents and fires caused by defective and unregulated e-cigarette and vaping devices, causing a vast array of hospitalization and medical conditions, including, but not limited to, medically-induced comas, skin grafts, chemical burns, reconstructive plastic surgery, dental work, and tissue loss.
Bottom line, e-cigarette and vaping lawsuits can be filed for many different reasons. If any of these things happened to you, contact Taubman Law today for a free evaluation.
- Wrongful death linked to e-cigarette and vaping devices or consumption
- Medical expenses from e-cigarette or vaping accidents
- Health and addiction issues due to e-cigarettes or vaping
- Injuries resulting from defective devices, batteries, or accessories
- Property damage caused by defective devices
- Lost wages from injuries received in e-cigarette or vaping accidents
Have you suffered an injury due to e-cigarettes or vaping? Do you have popcorn lung, inflated bronchi, or any other respiratory illness that you attribute to e-cigarettes or vaping? If so, we want to talk to you. Taubman Law cares about you and your family and we will help you get the medical care — and justice — you need and deserve.
This post was written by Cleveland attorney Bruce Taubman, who practices workers’ compensation, personal injury, and medical malpractice throughout Ohio.
Taubman Law primarily practices in personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation law, and employment discrimination throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond. For more than 40 years, the Taubman Law Family has been helping our clients receive the compensation that they deserve. Come and see us at our Ohio City office (1826 West 25th) for a free consultation or contact us here to set up an appointment. A lawyer who cares is right around the corner. Taubman Law — Smaller, Smarter, Better.