Vape Injury Litigation

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Teenagers and young adults are particularly vulnerable to the addictive risks of nicotine based e-cigarettes, vape pens, or vapes. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development which continues into the mid-20s.

The leader in the e-cigarette market is Juul. Juul is a silicon valley startup which came on to the market in 2015. Early ad campaigns targeted young adults and depicted models in their early 20’s having fun, relaxing, and traveling. Some of Juul’s marketing strategy took cues from big tobacco. Early ads looked very similar to Marlboro’s. Juul launched the product by giving out product for free at movies and music events with the goal of having these influencers popularize Juuls amongst friends. Juul’s design is discreet, sleek and modern. It looks like a usb or a cool piece of technology. Users can select from a variety of flavors such as mango, crème brulee, strawberry lemonade, and tobacco. What Juul did different from big tobacco, was capitalize on social media – and social media is where middle school and high school kids spend a significant amount of time.

After media scrutiny and the FDA took notice of the growing Juul trend, Juul’s advertising became more conservative. It was not until More recent marketing campaigns attempt to make the argument that Juul is a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and advocate that adult smokers should “Make The Switch.”

On October 17, 2019, Juul suspended sales of most of its flavored products in advance of what appeared to be a federal ban. Mint and menthol flavors remained on the market. Juul also agreed to not advertise at events that allow people under the age of 21, which is only applicable in California.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

Key facts and statistics:

  • 25% of high school students admit to vaping or having vaped in the last 30 days. This doubled since 2017. Fewer than 5% of adults are using e-cigarettes.
  • One study showed that 2 out of 3 Juul users aged 15-24 did not know that Juul always contains nicotine
  • 1 Juul pod (approximately 200 puffs) = the nicotine of a pack of at least 20 cigarettes
  • Juul is the top selling e-cigarette brand in the United States
  • The Juul hit is smooth and the head rush or “buzz” may be more intense than a cigarette for first time users. The nicotine salts in Juul vape juice are a type of nicotine that supposedly feels more like a cigarette when inhaled, as opposed to other vapes that use freebase nicotine. Freebase nicotine, which can cause coughing and leave a film in people’s throats, is harsher and commonly found in cigarettes.
  • Because of the smooth hit, enjoyable flavors, and the ability to Juul inside, users can consume significantly more than traditional cigarettes
  • Quitting Juul may be harder than quitting cigarettes

Types of injuries:

  • Lung damage
  • Increased risk for heart disease, such as heart attack, artery narrowing, high blood pressure, seizures
  • Device explosion
  • Using nicotine in adolescence may also increase risk for future addiction to other drugs
  • Using nicotine in adolescence can harm the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control
  • Each time a new memory is created or a new skill is learned, stronger connections – or synapses – are built between brain cells.
  • Young people’s brains build synapses faster than adult brains. Nicotine changes the way these synapses are formed.

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If you or a loved one is under the age of 21, began “Juuling” between the years of 2015 and the fall of 2018, and have suffered lung damage, disease, or other injury, you may be entitled to compensation

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