Vaping Lawsuit Update
JUUL electronic cigarettes have injured thousands of people across the United States. The ages range from 14 to 75. But, it is important to know that help is available. Currently, there are great strides right now to help people injured by JUUL get justice.
Makers of electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, and vaping products) design them to look like cigarettes, writing pens, USB flash drives, and other common products. The devices have liquids with nicotine in a variety of flavors. The battery and heating coils warm the liquid to become vapor that users inhale.
The most common vaping instrument is JUUL. JUUL e-cigarettes use pods that look similar to a USB flash drive, but they contain dangerously high amounts of nicotine. One pod equals an entire pack of cigarettes. Also, the nicotine in a pod has a higher concentration of nicotine than cigarettes. Additionally, the body absorbs the nicotine at a higher rate.
Currently, there are many different vaping injuries. These include:
- Bleeding in the lungs
- Bronchial Pneumonia
- Collapsed lung/fluid in the lungs/lung failure/lung infection
- Popcorn lung
- Heart attack
- Stroke Death
These injuries happen since when the device heats the liquid it releases dangerous chemicals into the body. These include formaldehyde, heavy metals, Diacetyl and more.
Vaping Lawsuit Update
There are currently three litigation tracks under MDL 2918. This includes individuals getting compensation for their personal injury. Also, schools, municipalities and state governments are also suing to regain expenses. Additionally, class action suites are in the MDL as well. Currently, Honorable Judge William Orrick in the US District of Northern District of California is presiding over MDL 2918. Attorneys have filed a few Case Management Orders, but there is still time to have your case included.
There is only a two-year window to file a case after developing a JUUL related injury. So, it is important to reach out today.
How We Can Help
When you experience an injury, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. Compensation for injuries and damages could be available.
The recoverable losses also include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Vaping detectors
- Metal detectors
- Cession programs
- Health/Emergency kits
- School counselors
- Resource officers
- Disciplinary staff
- Loss of an ability to work; and
- Pain and suffering
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is experienced in product liability claims. Our law firm has an experienced team of trial lawyers who focus on the representation of plaintiffs in JUUL vaping lung lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new electronic cigarette injury and death cases in all 50 states. Therefore, call today for a free consultation.