Around the country, consumers are taking legal action against vaping companies after they or their loved ones have suffered severe medical complications, including death. According to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there have been over 800 incidents of lung injury from 46 states and one U.S. territory. As of September 2019, 12 people have died from vaping-related conditions. Most of these victims reported using products that contained THC and nicotine, while some used vaping products containing nicotine alone.
Now, victims nationwide are filing lawsuits against these manufacturing companies in order to recover compensation and a sense of justice. If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a severe medical condition as a result of using a vaping product, the experienced legal team at KARAM LAW FIRM are ready to support you through this process and win you the compensation you are owed.
A Range of Severe Problems
Consumers who used vaping products and suffered serious complications reported experiencing a range of conditions, such as: coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, and more. Some patients indicated that their symptoms developed over a period of several weeks, while others reported that these conditions arose within mere days of using vaping products. So far, there is no evidence that these individuals had an underlying lung infection or other pre-existing conditions.
Multiple Lawsuits Filed
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in several states, many of which are holding Juul accountable for creating hazardous products. Juul currently controls approximately 75 percent of the e-cigarette market, so this company is the primary target. The claims in each lawsuit vary, with some seeking damages for exploding e-cigarettes that led to severe burns or even blindness. Other lawsuits allege that the vaping liquids themselves, many of which are flavored in appealing, kid-friendly ways, are known to cause lung disease and other damage when used repeatedly.
How We Can Help
Although joining in a class action lawsuit may force these large companies to take responsibility for the harm they’ve caused, a class action lawsuit is not likely to help you recover the amount of damages necessary for you to rebuild your life. When most class action lawsuits are settled, the financial award is typically split up evenly among the plaintiffs. Since there are usually dozens, or even hundreds, of plaintiffs involved, the actual amount of money you receive is fairly small. So, instead of helping you join a class action lawsuit, the attorneys at KARAM LAW FIRM will guide you through the process of filing an individual lawsuit, which has a higher likelihood of obtaining you the compensation you need to repay the costly medical bills, lost wages, and other hardships you’ve suffered due to the hazardous vaping product. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you pave the way towards a brighter future.
If you are suffering from a severe complication stemming from vaping e-cigarettes, KARAM LAW FIRM will work with you to pursue a lawsuit and recover the compensation you are owed.
Schedule an appointment with a dedicated and experienced McAllen personal injury attorney today by calling (956) 630-5700.