Know Your Rights If You Or A Loved One Is Injured By Vaping

It was once believed that vaping — inhaling aerosol through an electronic cigarette or vape device — was a better alternative than smoking traditional tobacco products. Some promoted it as a first step to quitting smoking completely.

However, by Oct. 1, 2019, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported it was investigating 1,080 lung injury cases associated with e-cigarettes or vaping. These injuries have been reported from 48 states and one U.S. territory.

According to the CDC, 18 vaping-related deaths were confirmed in 15 states. The latest national and regional findings suggest products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, play a role in the outbreak. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. Approximately 70% of those suffering lung injuries from vaping are male, and 80% of those patients are under 35 years old.

You May Have A Legal Case

If you or a family member has suffered a lung injury after using an e-cigarette or vape device, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If a family member has died from illness caused by vaping, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham represents clients in North Carolina and nationwide who have suffered lung injuries that are related to vaping or e-cigarettes. Attorneys Mona Lisa Wallace and Bill Graham lead a team of assertive and experienced lawyers and support staff that is committed to producing the best possible outcome for every client.

What The Vaping Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

According to the CDC, many patients who have been treated for lung injuries related to vaping or smoking e-cigarettes report experiencing one or more of these symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Uncontrollable coughing
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue

For some, these symptoms developed over a matter of days, whereas others say they developed over several weeks. The symptoms do not appear to be caused by a lung infection.

These are complex cases in an area of injury law that is still emerging. It is critical to enlist the assistance of an experienced injury law firm like ours, which has the resources necessary to flush out the facts with help from highly regarded medical experts and research professionals.

Prompt Action Is Important

We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free consultation and recommend an effective course of action. It is critical to act in a timely fashion in any injury case. Although we will take however much time is necessary to build the strongest possible case, it is important to file the case within the statute of limitations in your state.

Call 888-698-9975 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We only get paid if we help you obtain a recovery.