Ohio Consumer Safety and Product Liability Attorney reviewing vaping illness and vaping addiction cases for plaintiffs nationwide
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a statement on the health hazards of e-cigarette products. The safety communication noted that due to the increased incidents of vaping illness and severe respiratory diseases associated with e-cig and vaping devices, consumers are urged to consider discontinuing the use of such products.
In the last two months, at least 215 cases of severe vaping illness have been reported across the United States. Other reports of vaping-related pulmonary illnesses are being investigated. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expressing concerns about e-cig injuries and consumer safety advocates are attempting to hold vaping companies like Juul responsible for the epidemic now consuming vape users, many of them under the age of 18.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Juul Lawyer investigating vaping illness and vaping addiction cases for plaintiffs nationwide.
Authorities are gathering information on what is causing vaping illness and related pulmonary reactions. In many cases, patients reported the following symptoms:
Patients have acknowledged recent use of nicotine vaping and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) e-cigarette products. At the moment there is no evidence, only suggestions of a link between any specific vaping products and the reported vaping illness outbreak. Juul pods and THC oil pens have been identified by patients, though there is a range of products that consumers have used. E-cigarette vaping liquids may contain contaminants and dangerous chemicals, which the FDA currently does not regulate.
The CDC issued a health advisory that recommends avoiding e-cigarette products while the known health risks exist. Users and distributors have been known to modify their own liquids, and can be particularly dangerous to consumers.
Health officials have been working to keep e-cigarette products like Juul pods away from children and young adults. Severe vaping addiction is a widespread issue with young Juul users, and may lead to vaping illness.
A Flavored vaping ban in New York may be a harbinger for a larger movement for a reduction in the use of vaping products. Many other states are considering a flavored vape ban, and vaping addiction lawsuits are piling up against Juul and other e-cig producers.
The vaping addiction epidemic and a string of vaping deaths and illnesses have caught the eye of national health agencies. A long-awaited backlash against Juul and vaping companies has now begun, with serious legal action being considered by states and individuals injured in vaping injury and vaping addiction.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a vaping illness after using an e-cig device, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding severe lung disease and Ohio vaping injury class action litigation.