E-cigarettes have been sold in the U.S. since 2007. They were marketed as a “safe and harmless” alternative to smoking. While studies indicate that some e-cigarettes do have less nicotine, they are not necessarily safe or harmless.
Many e-cigarettes have nicotine, and nicotine is highly addictive. Vaping devices also have harmful toxins and cancer-causing chemicals that cause lung damage. Additionally, vaping devices can overheat and explode, causing serious injuries. If you or a family member suffered e-cigarette burns, lung injuries or any type of JUUL-related injury, learn more about your options by calling the personal injury attorneys at Debra L. Broz, Attorneys at Law, PLC.
Contact us today if you suffered a vape pen injury or lung damage, or if a family member died due to complications from vaping. Our vape injury attorneys can help. For a free consultation, call us at 270-282-7975 or complete our contact form. With offices in Bowling Green, we represent clients throughout Kentucky.
Nearly 11 million people in the U.S. reportedly use e-cigarettes. According to a George Mason University study, between 2015 and 2017, more than 2,000 people experienced e-cigarette burns and explosions, and more than 1,000 vaping-related lung injuries were reported each year.
Injuries may include severe burns to legs, arms and hands. Why? E-cigarettes use lithium-ion batteries that need to be removed to recharge, and the batteries can become damaged and overheated, sometimes bursting into flames. Essentially, overheated vape pens can act like flaming rockets. People have suffered severe facial and mouth injuries due to overheated vape pens.
The long-term effects of vaping are still being studied, but reports are starting to come out about serious vape-associated lung injuries and deaths. At least six deaths have been linked to vaping.
Symptoms of vaping-related injuries may include:
The personal injury lawyers at Debra L. Broz, Attorneys at Law, PLC, help injury victims throughout Kentucky get the full and fair compensation they need and deserve. We have offices in Bowling Green and represent clients throughout Kentucky. To speak with a skilled and dedicated attorney about your case, contact us via email or call us at 270-282-7975. We can help.