Vaping or smoking e-cigarettes can cause serious injuries, such as:
- "Popcorn Lung" (Bronchiolitis Obliterans)
- Lung Irritation and Disease
- Reduced Immune Response
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Explosion-Related Injuries
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Increased Heart Rate
- Deterioration of Vascular Function
- Fetal Injuries for Pregnant Women
Frequently Asked Questions
What is vaping?
Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes and vaping products) are designed to provide an alternative to smoking cigarettes. They look like common products such as writing pens and USB flash drives, and do not require lighting or burning. A battery and heating coils heat the liquid, turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled. This is why its use is often referred to as “vaping.”
E-cigarette use increased 10-fold between 2011 and 2016. For every one adult who stops smoking and switches to vaping, an additional 81 children begin vaping.
What's in an e-cigarette?
Vape pens utilize a liquid containing nicotine and a variety of flavors, as well as propylene glycol and glycerin, among other dangerous chemicals. Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75% of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The invention and now widespread use of these electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) has exploded nicotine addiction in children, especially via brands like JUUL, Vuse, Blu, Markten, and Logic. A single e-cigarette often contains the same amount of nicotine as an entire pack of traditional cigarettes, making e-cigs highly addictive and frequently causing lung injuries.
Why is vaping dangerous?
Contrary to claims they are safer than cigarettes, recent studies show e-cigarettes actually expose users to dangerous health risks, including an increased likelihood of developing bronchiolitis obliterans – more commonly referred to as “popcorn lung,” and other lung injuries.
Recent studies found that a “significant” amount of the chemicals in e-liquids will reach the airways during vaping. Another recent study found that vaporized e-liquids expose users to dangerous levels of aldehydes, which can result in irritation of the respiratory tract, depressed respiratory rate, and elevated blood pressure.
How much does it cost?
The cost of working with a lawyer depends on the complexity of the case and the severity of the injuries sustained. We work with all our clients on a contingency basis, meaning that we take on cases at our expense and only charge a fee if and when we win your case for you. If settlement isn’t reached in your favor, you owe us nothing.
With a contingency fee arrangement, you can rest assured that we share the same objective; getting you the best possible settlement for your case. We are completely transparent with our fee structure at the time you retain our representation.
At Dax F. Garza, P.C., our attorneys and staff take our clients’ cases personally. Regardless of your case, we make sure each client can reach us easily, and we always keep clients informed of the progress made in their cases. We pride ourselves not only for the outcomes we achieve for our clients, but also for how we treat them along the way.
The attorneys at staff at Dax F. Garza, P.C. would like to meet with you face-to-face about your JUUL or e-cigarette injury claim. Our consultations are free, and we can travel to your location. We are dedicated to helping our clients through the maze of legal paperwork and the challenges of working with insurance companies and other parties.Get free help now