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Vape Lawsuit

Most vape liquids contain toxic flavor chemicals linked to severe lung diseases like Popcorn Lung (bronchiolitis obliterans), according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting vape induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with lung disease, 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.

UPDATE: Vaping Linked to 153 Cases of Severe Lung Illness

At least 153 teenagers and young adults in 16 states were hospitalized with severe lung disease after vaping in June, July and August 2019, according to the CDC.

The symptoms included cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue that progressively worsened until they had to be hospitalized. Some of the victims needed to be put on ventilators. All of them had extensive scarring and lung damage.

Vape Explosions

Vapes are almost always powered by lithium-ion batteries, which pack a lot of power in a small size. Unfortunately, they can also potentially explode when they are damaged or charged inappropriately.

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Vape Explosions

  1. Consider using vape devices with safety features, such as firing button locks, vent holes, and protection against overcharging.
  2. Keep loose batteries in a case to prevent contact with metal objects. Don’t let batteries come in contact with coins, keys, or other metals in your pocket.
  3. Never charge your vape device with a phone or tablet charger. Always use the charger that came with it.
  4. Don’t charge your vape device overnight or leave it charging unattended.
  5. Replace the batteries if they get damaged or wet. If your vape device gets damaged and the batteries are not replaceable, contact the manufacturer.

What is a Vape?

Vapes, short for “vaporizers,” are battery-powered devices that heat liquid chemicals into a gas that can be inhaled like cigarette smoke. There is no flame or combustion, so vaping is not technically “smoking.” However, like traditional cigarettes, vapes may contain chemicals known to cause lung disease.

What is the problem?

Vapes have been marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, but they still produce nanoparticles of diacetyl and other toxic chemicals that penetrate deep into the lungs. This can potentially lead to pulmonary inflammation and chronic airway diseases, such as:

Hundreds Reports of Vapes Exploding

An investigation by eCigOne.com has found hundreds of news reports of vape battery explosions since 2009, including 93 reports involving severe burn injuries. Other serious incidents include facial scarring, hand lacerations, finger amputations, jaw wired shut, car accidents, broken teeth, and more.

Flavored Vape Juice Chemicals Linked to Lung Disease

The FDA banned fruit, candy, and clove flavors from traditional cigarettes in September 2009. However, there are over 7,000 flavored vape products on the market — and most contain toxic flavor chemicals known to cause lung disease, according to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health.

Diacetyl and “Popcorn Lung”

Breathing the flavoring chemical diacetyl is a risk-factor for bronchiolitis obliterans, an incurable lung disease that causes progressive scarring and narrowing of the airways. It got the nickname “Popcorn Lung” in the early 2000s, after being linked to inhalation of butter flavorings from microwave popcorn.

Symptoms of Bronchiolitis Obliterans

  • Dry cough
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • And more

Do I have a Vape Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting vape induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with lung disease, 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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