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San Diego, California Lawyers for Vaping Lung Injury Victims

Electronic cigarettes, called e-cigarettes, deliver nicotine in aerosol form along with flavorings and other chemicals. Often touted as a “healthier” alternative to smoking tobacco products, e-cigarette devices, pods, liquids, and cartridges are increasingly being linked to severe lung problems and deaths across the country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, California health departments, and other authorities are investigating reports of severe lung problems associated with the use of e-cigarettes. Deaths have been confirmed in California and several other states. Hundreds of cases involving lung illness have also been reported. All patients involved in the investigation have a history of using e-cigarettes.

Vaping Product Warnings

E-cigarette company JUUL Labs has been under particular scrutiny because of its kid-friendly vape flavors. The warnings on JUUL’ vaping products are as follows:

This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.

California Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

On the company’s website, JUUL also notes that its mission is to eliminate cigarettes and that its vaping products are meant for adult smokers who want to switch from smoking cigarettes.

MarkTen, another leading e-cigarette company, provides more details about the dangers of nicotine in its warnings online.

Regardless of these health warnings, dozens of people have reported lung injuries and deaths that may be connected to vaping.

If you or your child developed lung problems after vaping, CaseyGerry can help. For decades, our attorneys have worked to protect people who were injured by harmful products that cause lung disease. We can get answers for your family and stand up to the companies who failed to warn you about these debilitating vaping side effects.

Leadership in Lung Health

The American Lung Association of California (ALAC) honored firm partner David S. Casey, Jr. for his leadership in the fight against lung disease and the promotion of lung health. The ALAC recognized David for his role in the fight against the tobacco industry. “Over the years, David has been an outstanding advocate for injured,” ALAC spokesperson Ross Porter said. “In particular, through his fight against the tobacco industry and lung cancer, he has made a significant contribution to the Lung Association’s mission to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.”

In 1996, firm partner Frederick Schenk obtained a $2.4 million verdict in economic and punitive damages against Owens Corning Fiberglass – the largest verdict ever in San Diego against an asbestos manufacturer. His client had developed terminal mesothelioma from asbestos exposure while serving aboard the U.S.S. Constellation. Owens Corning was aware of the product’s hazards yet failed to remove it from the market or warn of the dangers. The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego voted Fred Outstanding Trial Lawyer for that verdict. Fred was also selected by San Diego Magazine as the best asbestos attorney in San Diego. 

Speak with a Lawyer Today

If you developed a lung injury or illness after using an e-cigarette product, our firm can protect your rights. California law limits the amount of time you have to seek compensation for your medical bills and other damages, so acting immediately is critical. Every case is different; the only way to protect yourself is to speak to an experienced lung injury attorney as soon as possible. You can call CaseyGerry at (619) 238-1811 or fill out our online form.

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Common Vaping Injury Symptoms (CDC)

  • Cough or chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
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