Injured by a Vape Pen or E-Cigarette?
Electronic cigarettes and vape pens are battery-powered devices that provide users with liquid nicotine to mimic traditional cigarette smoking. Marketed as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco, e-cigs and vaporizers come in a variety of flavors. As a result, these products have attracted cigarette smokers, as well as new and younger audiences who had no previous history of smoking. Though the decline in cigarette smoking was initially celebrated, recent developments have demonstrated the dangers of using ENDS, or electronic nicotine delivery systems.
In 2018, a report by George Mason University found that e-cigarette burns and explosions were not as rare as previously thought. In September 2019, the Centers for Disease Control, along with the Food and Drug Administration, announced an investigation into e-cigarette use and vaping after an outbreak of 530 lung injuries and seven deaths were found to be associated with the use of these products. The backlash against ENDS and manufacturers, such as JUUL, has prompted national retailers, such as Walmart, to begin pulling these products from their shelves.
Talk to Our Vaping Injury Lawyers in Texas
If you or a loved one has been injured by an e-cigarette burn or explosion, or if you believe you may have developed a lung injury after using e-cigarette or vaping products, contact Patrick Toscano in San Antonio, TX. You may be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained, so schedule a free case evaluation today.