Even though e-cigarettes have been touted as the “safe” way to smoke, because of diseases and injuries caused by them, the need for an e-cigarette law firm Maryland residents can rely on, is on the rise.
Please note, the terms, vape or nicotine can be used interchangeably with e-cigarette. Many people refer to the use of an e-cigarette as vaping.
If you have been injured while using an e-cigarette, vape, or nicotine pen, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If you have suffered from health problems such as lung or heart disease and you think this was caused by using an e-cigarette, you may be entitled to compensation for your health issues. If the above applies to you or someone you love, you may be able to seek compensation through a product liability claim. When a consumer gets injured by a faulty or malfunctioning product, or the product does not give consumers adequate instructions, safety features and/or warnings, the victim may be able to get compensation for damages in the following ways- albeit this is not an exhaustive list nor is it to be construed as legal advice in any way:
– Medical bills
– Projected medical costs
– Loss of wages
– Loss of abilities
– Loss of earning potential
– Pain and suffering
– Mental and emotional distress
– Loss of quality of life
– Permanent disfigurement
Product liability claims can be difficult to pursue for many reasons. One of these is that usually more than one party was responsible for the design, manufacturing, distribution and sales of a faulty or malfunctioning product. Assigning, assessing and proving blame can get cumbersome. Many people who have been injured or become ill because of e-cigarette use find it helpful to have a reliable e-cigarette law firm Maryland is fortunate to have in its midst, on their side.
E-cigarettes are a fairly new technology whose popularity soared when they were made available to consumers. Many traditional tobacco smokers were led to believe that vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking while still satisfying their nicotine habits. Because of this, there have been class action lawsuits filed against e-cigarette companies under a products liability theory of recovery. People who have become ill have alleged warning defects while people who have been injured while using an e-cigarette have alleged design, manufacturing, and warning defects.
When e-cigarettes were first made available to U.S. consumers, they had very little regulation, especially compared to the strict rules and regulations of the more established tobacco industry. It was not until May of 2016 that the FDA banned minors from purchasing and consuming e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are still not required to be child proofed or to have safety features and warnings on the packaging or devices themselves. As well, even though cigarettes and alcohol are not allowed to be marketed to minors, e-cigarettes are allowed to come in bright colors and flavors that tantalize children and teens even though they are not being directly marked to minors.
If you have become injured or ill because of using e-cigarettes, it may be in your best interest to enlist the help of Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a highly rated e-cigarette law firm Maryland residents can trust.