Electronic cigarettes (or “e-cigs”) are battery-powered devices that are marketed as safer, less dangerous alternatives to traditional cigarettes. However, the FDA discovered that some products actually contain toxic chemicals like formaldehyde.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting e-cigarette induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
UPDATE: E-Cigarette Liquids Linked to Lung Disease Risk
December 2017 — A new study suggests that some types of vape liquids for e-cigarettes may be more dangerous than others, but it is difficult for researchers and consumers to determine what ingredients are in the liquids. Click here to read more.
Class Action Lawsuit Information
Class action lawsuits have already been filed against several e-cigarette manufacturers. In February 2014, NJOY was hit with a class action in California, according to Courthouse News.
The plaintiff, Eric McGovern, alleges that Arizona-based NJOY uses deceptive marketing to promote e-cigarettes as harmless, despite studies showing that some e-cigarette vapor contains formaldehyde and other toxic, cancer-causing chemicals. The lawsuit also alleges that NJOY implies it can help smokers quit, but they avoid federal regulation by stating that NJOY is not a smoking-cessation aid.
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our Product Liability Litigation Group is not filing an e-cigarette class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were seriously injured by side effects.
E-Cigarette Side Effects
- Popcorn Lung
- Bronchiolitis obliterans
- Fixed airway obstruction
- Chronic bronchitis
- Diseases of the small airway
- Breathing problems
- And more
About Class Actions
Class actions are useful when a large number of people purchase a defective product, but they can have disadvantages for people with severe injuries. Members of class actions often must accept higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball settlement.”
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to an E-Cigarette Class Action
E-cigarette class actions have already been filed on behalf of everyone who purchased e-cigarettes based on false advertising about their safety or effectiveness as a smoking-cessation aid. This type of lawsuit is not designed to help victims with severe injuries.
Our attorneys understand that many of our clients are suffering devastating losses to their physical, emotional, and financial health. We file individual lawsuits because we believe each of our clients deserves an attorney who is committed to their case. We specialize in helping victims of defective products maximize their financial recovery and seek justice from negligent manufacturers.
Do I have an E-Cigarette Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting e-cigarette induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or a loved one has been injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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