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FDA Links E-Cigarettes and Seizure Side Effects

FDA Links E-Cigarettes and Seizure Side Effects

April 24, 2019 — The FDA is warning that some users of e-cigarettes and vapes are suffering seizures.

Seizures or convulsions are a known side effect of nicotine toxicity. They have been reported in relation to intentional or accidental swallowing of nicotine-containing e-liquids.

The agency found 35 reported cases of seizures among e-cigarette users between 2010 and early 2019, but the FDA believes there may be more actual cases of seizures than have been reported.

Most of the reports involve young young people who did not have a history of seizure diagnosis. Seizures have been reported among first-time e-cigarette users, as well as experienced users.

Seizures result from sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A person who is having a seizure may shake uncontrollably, but not all seizures cause full-body shaking. Other seizures may cause a person to fall down, look like they are staring into space for a few seconds, or suddenly stop moving.

E-cigarettes and vaping liquids have also been linked to other severe side effects, such as bronchiolitis obliterans (“Popcorn Lung”). This lung disease permanently scars the tiny air-sacs in the lungs, narrows the airway, and makes it progressively harder to breathe over time.

Do I have an E-Cigarette Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting e-cigarette and vape induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans or another severe side effect, 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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