With more and more people turning to vaping as a way to get their nicotine fix, more and more, there is an unfortunate need for vaping lawsuits to protect people who have been injured by dangerous e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. Deaths, illnesses and injuries have been tied to e-cigarettes. If you have been injured or become ill as a result of using an e-cigarette vaping device, it may be a good time to ask a personal injury lawyer that is licensed to protect victims of vaping injuries whether or not your situation warrants a personal injury claim to help you seek compensation for expenses related to vaping.
Vaping is a contemporary term for the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol that is produced in an e-cigarette or other device that produces an aerosol for the purpose of inhaling nicotine or other substances. The aerosol that is produced by vaping devices is often referred to as vapor. Hence, when someone is using one of these vapor producing devices, it is referred to as vaping.
One of the many reasons there are so many vaping lawsuits is that many vaping products were advertised as being a safer way to “smoke” compared to traditional cigarettes and other smoking products.
Vaping devices include e-cigarettes, vape pens, and advanced personal vaporizers, to name just a few of the devices that are available to consumers. While different devices have different designs, most vaping devices consist of a mouthpiece, a battery for its heating mechanism, and a cartridge containing nicotine or other substances in a liquid form, often referred to as e-liquid or e-juice, that becomes the aerosol or vapor that is in- and exhaled.
The growing body of evidence that indicates that vaping products may be dangerous in more ways than one, is opening the paths for vaping injury victims to seek compensation for their injuries and illnesses through vaping lawsuits.
75% of the e-cigarette market is dominated by the JUUL company. The majority of lawsuits for vaping injury victims have been focused on JUUL but Marlboro’s maker Atria Group Inc. (that has a minor stake in JUUL) has also been named as a defendant, and it is anticipated that other companies will soon be blamed for vaping injuries as well.
While lawsuits have been filed for people of all ages, a large portion of vaping lawsuits involve minors and young adults. Individual lawsuits as well as class actions have been pursued.
One of the primary legal claims of many of these lawsuits focuses on fraudulent marketing. Plaintiffs are alleging that companies that sell e-cigarettes and other vaping devices and products made claims that vaping was a safer alternative to traditional smoking. As well, they made claims that vaping could be a safe way to try to quit traditional smoking. New findings indicate that this is far from the truth.
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