Los Angeles Juul Lung Damage Attorney
Juul and other electronic cigarettes have been marketed to teens and young adults as safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. The truth is that vaping is not safe. The liquid inside e-cigarette cartridges consists of nicotine, flavorings, and other potentially harmful chemicals that have been linked to lung damage. If you or a loved one has sustained lung damage from vaping, you need an experienced Juul lawsuit attorney in your corner.
J&Y Law is a premier personal injury practice dedicated to fighting for Juul lung damage victims. Our legal team has the knowledge and skills to help you obtain just compensation. When you become our client, we will handle all the details of your lung damage claim and work to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. You will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we recover for you.
What are Electronic Cigarettes?
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes are an alternative to traditional tobacco products; unlike ordinary cigarettes, they rely on battery power to heat a liquid consisting of nicotine, flavorings and other substances. The liquid forms an aerosol or vapor that is then inhaled by the user. E-cigarettes are designed to simulate the effect of smoking cigarettes and are often referred to as e-cigs, vape pens, vapes, and mods (devices that can be modified by the user).
The Hidden Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes
Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally began regulating e-cigarettes in 2016, in part by requiring manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in these devices, vape users may still be unaware of how dangerous these chemicals are. The aerosol in a vape device contains nicotine, which is known to be habit-forming, as well as other dangerous chemicals and volatile organic compounds.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has also reported that certain flavorings, such as diacetyl, have been linked to lung damage. Finally, users who modify their vapes or use black-market devices — which can contain a variety of toxic chemicals — are at a greater risk of lung damage. Given that Juul and other vapes have been marketed to young adults and teens, lung damage for these individuals may be acute or even life-threatening. According to the CDC, there have been over 2,900 e-cigarette lung injury cases and 47 vaping-related deaths.
If you have sustained Juul lung damage, you not only need urgent medical treatment but powerful legal representation as well. That’s where J&Y Law comes in. We will take the time to understand how your lung injuries have impacted you and conduct a thorough investigation, including reviewing any and all medical reports, to build your Juul lung damage case.
Although no two injury claims are alike, we will help you obtain meaningful compensation. This includes economic damages to compensate you for lost wages and medical expenses and non-economic damages that cover intangible losses such as pain and suffering, permanent disabilities, and loss of enjoyment of life.
What does a Juul pod contain?
Juul pods contain a proprietary e-liquid formula consisting of:
- Propylene glycol and glycerine which, when heated, can form carcinogenic compounds
- Benzoic acid, a chemical known to cause coughing, shortness of breath, and other ailments
It is worth noting that the FDA is currently investigating Juul Labs to determine whether the company marketed unauthorized modified risk tobacco products in its labeling, advertising, and other promotional activities. If you have been diagnosed with Juul lung damage, the attorneys at J&Y Law are fully prepared to protect your legal rights inside and outside of the courtroom. We will leverage our negotiating and trial skills to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
Vaping-Related Lung Diseases
According to the American Lung Association, the use of electronic cigarettes has been linked to a variety of ailments, including:
- Acute lung injury
- Damage to cells in the lung
- Lung cancer
- Heart disease
In addition, the CDC has identified a new illness associated with e-cigarette use, EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury). The CDC reported that 80 percent of EVALI cases involve THC (the chemical that causes the narcotic effects of marijuana), possibly due to thickeners and additives that have been found in black-market cartridges. Vaping-related lung damage may also be the result of fat accumulation in the lungs which can make it difficult to breathe. In short, Juul and other vape devices may cause irreversible damage to the lungs.
What To Do If You Have Sustained Vaping-Related Lung Damage
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung damage, pulmonary disease or another medical condition caused by vaping, there are a number of steps you should take to protect your legal rights.
Collect all medical records of your lung injuries and treatment plan
Retain all your medical bills
Document any time you are unable to work because of your illness
Make notes of when you started vaping and the brand and type of electronic cigarette you used
Save the vape device you have been using
You should also contact the experienced vaping lung damage attorneys at J&Y Law as soon as possible. We believe that no one should be forced to suffer from the harm caused by a dangerous Juul device or other electronic cigarettes.
Contact Our Los Angeles Juul Lung Damage Attorney Today
J&Y Law has a proven history of being dedicated advocates of the injured, having recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. When you consult us, we will stand by you every step of the way and make sure your rights are protected. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner you can get started on your Juul lung damage case.