E-cigarettes are popular in the United States, particularly among younger Americans. Many people thought that vaping was safer than smoking traditional cigarettes, but we are now learning that e-cigarettes can cause serious injuries and illnesses. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to vaping, the Jardine Law Offices is here to help. Our knowledgeable Salt Lake City e-cigarette attorneys are ready to investigate your case. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve from the e-cigarette companies. You do not have to go through this alone.
We wish regulators and healthcare professionals knew the full extent of how dangerous e-cigarette products are. Unfortunately, the full dangers are not yet known. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working with agencies in the US to investigate the rapid rise of vape-related illnesses and deaths. As healthcare providers gain more information and are able to link their patients’ illnesses to e-cigarettes, US regulators have issued strong warnings against using any vape products.
The most common symptoms doctors have reported in patients who become ill after vaping include:
Some patients have gone into a coma after vaping. Many have lost their lives. The youngest victim so far was a 17-year-old male.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating e-cigarette products. However, due to multiple legal battles, no e-cigarette product has yet been submitted for testing and approval by the FDA. These companies have until mid-2020 to submit their e-cigarettes for approval, and they are allowed to continue selling them until then.
The FDA has banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but that ban has done little to stop the rise of youth vaping. The CDC reported a 78% rise in vaping among high schoolers from 2017 to 2018.
While there are dozens of companies and brands of e-cigarettes on the market, some are more popular than others. Juul vape products are by far the most well-known, followed closely by Blu E-Cigs and NJOY. However, some other popular names include:
If you or a loved one have become seriously ill after using an e-cigarette or vaping product, seek legal assistance today. You may be entitled to compensation, and the team at the Jardine Law Offices is ready to help. We will thoroughly investigate what happened in your case and move to secure the coverage you need for: