Vaping Injury Lawyers
The dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes have been in the news for some time. You may have heard a lot about Juul and other e-cigarette lawsuits. These dangers are real. If you have developed a lung injury or lung cancer as a result of using these products, the experienced attorneys at Belluck & Fox can help you hold these corporations accountable.
Frequently Asked Questions about Vape Pen Injuries
What are vaporizers/e-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes and vaporizers (vapes) warm up nicotine with various flavors and chemicals to produce an inhalable aerosol. The use of vaporizers and/or e-cigarettes can often lead to nicotine addiction and/or respiratory illness.
What is the history of e-cigarettes?
The first smokeless, non-tobacco cigarette device was created by Herbert A. Gilbert in 1967. The first e-cigarette that vaporized liquid nicotine was made in 2003 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik. After gaining traction in Asia, e-cigarettes were sold to different countries via the internet. E-cigarettes began being sold in the United States in 2007.
What companies make vaporizer pens?
Popular e-cigarette brands include Juul, RELX, SMOK, Posh, Shade, Uwell, Vaporesso, Hexa, and IVG.
Why is vaping addictive?
Vaping, which has become an increasingly popular form of smoking among teenagers and young adults, contains the addictive substance nicotine. Teenagers and young adults are more attracted to vaping than smoking traditional cigarettes because vaping is less expensive than smoking traditional cigarettes, produces minimal smoke, and contains artificial flavorings.
Why is vaping dangerous?
The nicotine contained in vaporizers and e-cigarettes can raise blood pressure, adrenaline levels and heart rate, and researchers have linked its usage to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. E-cigarettes and vapes also contain diacetyl, an organic compound with a buttery flavor that is used as a flavoring agent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (known as “EVALI”) has affected more than 2,500 people and has been associated with numerous deaths.
What is asthma?
Asthma, which can be caused or exacerbated by vaping, is a chronic disease marked by the inflammation of airways and shortness of breath. An estimated 25 million Americans have asthma. Frequent usage of vaporizers and/or e-cigarettes can cause or aggravate asthmatic symptoms.
What is COPD?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, which can be caused or exacerbated by vaping, characterizes a group of disorders that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. An estimated 16 million Americans have COPD.
What should I do next?
If you have used vaporizers and/or e-cigarettes and have been diagnosed with a lung injury, you should reach out to Belluck & Fox attorneys immediately for a free consultation on your legal options. It is also recommended that you contact your medical provider for guidance and discontinue smoking immediately.
Why should I choose Belluck & Fox?
Belluck & Fox is a nationally recognized law firm that fights for its clients and their families as if they were our own. When you work with us, you start your journey with one of our firm’s Partners, and have regular access to them or one of our experienced attorneys throughout the entire process. We have secured over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements holding corporations accountable.