Vaping Illnesses and Injuries

Compensation For Injuries Caused By Vaping And E-Cigarettes

At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, our experienced team has helped thousands of clients who have suffered permanent respiratory conditions and other injuries caused by defective products. Although many people believe that using e-cigarettes, vapes, and vape mods are safer than smoking traditional cigarettes, cases of extreme lung injury and disease caused by vaping are on the rise. E-cigarettes can also explode, causing severe burns. If you or a loved one has been injured by a vaping device, our skilled personal injury lawyers can help you recover maximum compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain, and suffering, and other damages.

Vaping & Lung Disease

There are thousands of e-cigarettes, vape pens, vape mods, and tanks on the market. Juul, myblu, IQOS, Vuse Alto, and Suorin Drop are just a few of the most popular brands that use self-contained disposable pods to deliver high amounts of nicotine, using nicotine salt liquid concoctions. They're also marketed in a way that's extremely appealing to teens and other young people.

All of these vaping devices can be hazardous to your health. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, people who use e-cigarettes have an increased risk of developing chronic lung disease, including chronic bronchitis, COPD, asthma, and emphysema.

Many e-cigarette products contain diacetyl, a substance that can cause bronchiolitis obliterans, a permanent lung disease with no known cure. Also known as "Popcorn Lung," it's a rare, deadly form of lung disease in which the bronchioles are constricted by inflammation and scar tissue. It's often unresponsive to medical treatment. Although symptoms may improve over time, some patients may need a lung transplant.

Symptoms, which often present gradually, include:

  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Difficulty exhaling quickly

Diagnosis and treatment of lung problems caused by vaping can come at a high cost, both physically and financially. The expense of chest X-rays, scans, breathing tests, lung biopsies, lifelong breathing treatments, lung transplants, and other treatments can add up quickly. Our personal injury lawyers understand how to properly value your claim and ensure you receive fair compensation to cover your medical bills and other damages.

Other Illnesses and Injuries from E-Cigarettes

In addition to lung disease, e-cigarettes have also been linked to the following illnesses:

  • Seizure
  • Stroke
  • Addiction
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Severe burns due to battery explosion
  • Death

The design of some e-cigarettes and vape devices, including mechanical mod devices, can cause batteries to catch fire or explode. This defect can result in serious injury and even death.

We Hold E-Cigarette Manufacturers Accountable

Our team at Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP has a unique understanding of severe respiratory conditions, how they develop, and their impact on the lives of individuals who are affected by them. We have served at the forefront of the World Trade Center federal litigation as lead counsel appointed by the United States District Court and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Our skilled and compassionate personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $200 million for clients whose health was affected by the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

Cases involving injuries and lung disease caused by vaping are complex. We have the experience and resources to successfully bring your case in this multifaceted area of the law. We work with physicians, scientists, engineers, epidemiologists and other experts who provide valuable testimony and evidence to back up e-cigarette personal injury claims. Our attorneys work as your staunch advocate and don’t quit until we recover the maximum compensation you deserve.

Contact Us To Learn More About An E-Cigarette Lawsuit

At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, we are dedicated to providing top-notch legal representation and helping victims rebuild their lives after injuries caused by defective products. If you or a loved one has suffered illness or injury caused by the use of an e-cigarette, vape, mod or other vaping devices, contact us today at 212-553-9205 for a free, confidential consultation.