Vaping products are found in most major retailers in the US, and most people think they are safer than traditional cigarettes. However, data is now showing that people have become ill and even died due to using e-cigarettes. If you or someone you care about has become ill after vaping, you need to seek legal assistance today. You can count on Edward “Skip” Babbitt to be by your side. You need an attorney who will investigate what happened in your case. When you need a San Diego e-cigarette attorney, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) keep an updated list of the illnesses and fatalities due to vaping. The problem has become an epidemic, one that the public is just becoming aware of. Doctors are finally starting to realize that many of the mystery illnesses they have been seeing are related to vaping. Symptoms vary, but often include:
Shortness of breath
Many patients do recover from vape-related illnesses. However, some have become permanently disabled, and others have died.
We need only to look to the website of one popular e-cigarette maker, JUUL Labs, to gain an understanding of the problem. They claim that a single Juul pod (which contains the vape solution) has as much nicotine as 20 traditional cigarettes.
Early generations of e-cigarettes contained 1% to 2.4% of nicotine in their solutions. However, Juul introduced a solution with 5% nicotine in 2015, and other companies have steadily risen their concentrations to keep up.
Making matters worse, Juul and other companies have used flavored solutions that have enticed young adults and teens to use the products. According to the CDC, 81% of young e-cigarette users say that the flavors were their primary reason for using the products. Some of them were unaware they were even using nicotine.
We have mentioned Juul, perhaps the most popular brand of e-cigarette. However, there are many other brands you can find at stores and through online retailers. Some of the most popular include:
If you or someone you care about has become ill due to the use of a vaping product, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Edward “Skip” Babbitt is ready to help you through this. Our team is not afraid to take on these big companies in order to secure the compensation you deserve. This could include:
All of your medical expenses
Lost income if you cannot work
Pain and suffering damages
Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Possible punitive damages against the e-cigarette company
When you need a San Diego e-cigarette attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or call for a free consultation.