Vaping and JUUL Injury Attorney in Florida
E-cigarettes and vaping devices became popular as a “safer” alternative to tobacco cigarettes. In fact, many people have used e-cigarette products to help cut down on cravings while quitting tobacco. This spawned a worldwide vaping trend. However, e-cigarettes such as the JUUL and other vaping devices have now been proven to cause a number of serious health issues. What’s even more disturbing is their target audience (young people) are the ones most affected by the dangers of e-cigs.
JUUL Labs, who manufacture a particularly dangerous e-cigarette product, have come under scrutiny by the F.D.A. The government agency has just issued a letter to JUUL Labs stating that they violated federal regulations by marketing and selling their product as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. Unfortunately, many teens have already suffered from health complications and even death due to the use of the JUUL.
If you or a loved one has experienced dangerous side-effects from the JUUL or other vaping devices, Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A. can help protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us at (561) 687-5660 today.
Why the JUUL and Other Vaping Devices Are So Dangerous
JUULs are now the most popular type of e-cigarettes on the market. These devices, which are referred to as “pods,” resemble a USB flash drive. They come in different flavors and are discreet and convenient. Although small, these devices are also extremely dangerous. Just one pod contains the same volume of nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes. Furthermore, the nicotine in JUUL devices is much more concentrated than in traditional cigarettes. This means users absorb nicotine at a higher rate.
The e-juice found in other vaping devices contains the chemicals diacetyl, glycerin, and propylene glycol. When heated and inhaled, these chemicals have shown to have dangerous side-effects after long-term use. E-juice comes in a wide variety of flavors, which is why they’re so popular with a younger audience. Companies market these devices as fun alternatives to smoking. Unfortunately, unsuspecting users are now experiencing severe health issues.
Potential Health Risks Related to E-Cigarettes
Because JUUL Labs and other vaping companies have chosen to market their products as less harmful alternatives to cigarettes, people tend to use them more. The truth of the matter is, vaping can be just as harmful as smoking traditional cigarettes. It’s important to remember that nicotine is very dangerous in large quantities, especially for teens whose brains are still in the final stages of development. Excessive use of JUUL pods can lead to:
- Nicotine poisoning
- Sleep issues
- Restricted blood flow to the brain
- Higher risk of developing blood clots
- Increased blood pressure
- Enlarged aorta
- Stomach issues
- Increased risk of stroke
In addition to these side-effects, the use of JUUL pods or other vaping devices can cause nicotine addiction, especially in young people. There’s a chance vaping can act as a gateway drug, causing young users to take up traditional cigarettes.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
If your child has fallen victim to illness or addiction as a result of using a JUUL pod or other e-cigarette, we can help protect your rights. We understand that JUUL Labs and other vaping companies have used misleading and fraudulent marketing tactics to entice young individuals to use their products. Our attorneys will evaluate the details of your case and examine medical records to determine the extent of your damages. Depending on the circumstances, we’ll fight for compensation for things like:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical treatment
- The loss of enjoyment of life
The injury attorneys at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A. have years of experience protecting the rights of injured individuals. We’ll either negotiate for an appropriate settlement on your behalf or litigate your case in court.
Contact a Florida Vaping Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love has developed a serious illness or injury due to the use of a JUUL pod or other vaping device, you need to seek legal representation right away. Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A. understands the hardships an unexpected illness can cause and will fight hard to obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (561) 687-5660 to schedule a consultation.