E-Cig & Juul: Injuries and Health Conditions
The medical conditions suffered by people who use vapes and e-cigs have even surprised doctors. Many professionals touted the benefits of vaping and using e-cigarettes.
The companies said it was better for your health, and people believed they could “quit smoking” by using these devices. However, instead of relief from the conditions of cigarettes, vapes and e-cigs have started causing a range of severe medical conditions.
Some common problems caused by vapes and e-cigs include:
- Popcorn lung
- Lung disease
- Injury from exploding batteries
- Nicotine addiction and poisoning
- Increased risk of heart attacks and strokes
- Reproductive issues
- Low birth weight of babies due to vaping while pregnant
It can be challenging to link these conditions to your use of a vape or e-cigarette. You will need proof of use of these devices, as well as support from a medical provider. You may also have to go through significant testing.
If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions after using a cigarette alternative, then you should contact an e-cig attorney right away.
What Is Popcorn Lung?
Also called bronchiolitis obliterans, popcorn lung affects the smallest airways of the lungs – the bronchioles.
It causes damage and inflammation that leads to scarring, which ultimately blocks the bronchioles. This prevents you from being able to breathe and get enough oxygen through your lungs into your blood.
A common complication of popcorn lung is pneumonia. If the tiny air sacs along the passages in the small bronchi become infected, you can develop pneumonia. This can quickly lead to death if not treated appropriately.
Juul, Vaping, and E-Cigarette Side Effects
Even if you don’t get a serious health condition from using these e-cig devices, you may still have adverse side effects.
Some of the most common include:
- Sore throat
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth
- Shortness of breath
These side effects can be initial warning signs of more serious conditions and should be brought up to your doctor right away.
Vaping and E-Cigarette Compensation
It can be hard to determine who should be held accountable in these cases. The manufacturers of Juul and other vapes and e-cigs should be responsible for creating dangerous devices that cause harm to their users. Sellers are also responsible for advertising these devices as healthier options than cigarettes.
However, these companies have powerful insurance companies and teams of lawyers that will do everything they can to get out of paying you what you deserve. They may try to partially blame you, especially if you smoked cigarettes in the past. They may also say you knew the dangerous side effects and chose to smoke anyway.
Atlee Hall and our Juul attorneys will identify all the parties potentially responsible for the harm these dangerous products caused. This allows us to recover full compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
Contact an E-Cig or Vape Attorney for Help
Atlee Hall has a team of lawyers ready to help you in these types of cases. If you were injured due to a dangerous product like Juul or another vape or e-cig, contact us today. We offer free consultations and will help you determine how to move forward.