E-cigarette and vaping products are widely sold throughout the country, and their popularity has exploded over the last few years. Many consumers consider vape-related products to be safer than traditional cigarettes, but they have now been linked to a rising number of lung disease cases. Many people have died after using vape products. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our qualified and experienced team is ready to help when you need a Philadelphia e-cigarette or vape attorney. Let us investigate what happened in your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
A rise in vape-related illnesses
The number of vape-related illnesses continues to rise. It is rising so rapidly that putting the official Centers for Disease Control (CDC) numbers here would make no difference because there would be many more by the time you read this. These products are causing serious lung diseases and death among all age groups, with the youngest death so far being a 17-year-old.
Symptoms of these illnesses vary and can include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
What are the major companies behind these products?
There are dozens of e-cigarette companies in the US, but some of the most commonly seen names include:
- Blu E-Cigs
- Green Smoke
- Mig 21 Clear Fusion
- VaporFi VAIO
- Om Vapors
- Morpheus E-Cigs
Are these products regulated?
The FDA gained the authority to regulate e-cigarette products in 2016, but that does not mean that there has been any actual regulation. The e-cigarette companies have filed numerous lawsuits pushing back the date to submit their products for approval. The deadline is currently in 2020. The FDA has banned the sale of these products to minors but otherwise has not regulated the ingredients of e-cigarette or vaping products.
Youth are at a high risk of addiction
The acting director of the FDA has said that Juul and other e-cigarette companies have targeted youth, with one company going so far as giving presentations in a school. During the latest reporting year, the use of e-cigarettes rose by 78% among high schoolers and 48% among middle schoolers.
- The FDA states that 28% of teens use e-cigarette 20 or more days a month.
- 68% of teen e-cigarette users vape flavored products, which have been used to lure kids in.
We are here to secure the compensation you need
If you or someone you care about has been injured or become ill due to vaping or e-cigarette products in Philadelphia, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are going to get to work on your behalf immediately. We know that you need compensation for what has happened, including:
- Coverage of medical bills (past and future)
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the e-cigarette manufacturer
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