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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.
As of December 27th, 2019, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported it was investigating 2,561 lung injury cases associated with e-cigarettes or vaping. These injuries have been reported from 50 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories.
According to the CDC, 55 vaping-related deaths were confirmed. The latest national and regional findings suggest products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, play a role in the outbreak, specifically an additive in THC oil. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. The CDC recently confirmed that the THC additive, vitamin E acetate, is the cause of most vaping-related deaths. This additive is often used to dilute expensive THC oil, and it is most often found in vaping products purchased online or from the street.
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.
Wallace & Graham, P.A. 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.
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:
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.
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.
Based in North Carolina, Wallace & Graham, P.A. represents clients nationwide. Call or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our skilled and caring attorneys will explain your rights and fight for the justice you deserve.
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