Charlotte E-Cigarette/Vaping Explosion Attorney
Regulators are sounding the alarm over e-cigarette and vape-related products. As more and more people become ill, and the number of vaping-related fatalities rises, many consumers are wondering why these products have not been more tightly regulated. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are here to help if you or someone you love has become ill after using an e-cigarette or vape product. Our Charlottes e-cigarette explosion attorneys will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
The number of illnesses and deaths are rising
The public has become aware of what many healthcare officials already knew – that e-cigarettes pose serious threats to a person’s health. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) keeps an updated list of the number of vape-related illnesses and deaths, and the number is growing by the week. Doctors are linking more cases now that they know there is a connection between vape products and the following:
- Breathing difficulty
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
Some patients have even been put into a coma due to their lung illnesses. Dozens have died, including one 17-year-old victim.
What companies or brands are dangerous?
The most popular brand of e-cigarette is JUUL Labs, but there are dozens of others sold at retailers across the US, including:
- Blu E-Cigs
- Om Vapors
- Morpheus E-Cigs
- Green Smoke
- Mig 21 Clear Fusion
- VaporFi VAIO
Does the government regulate e-cigarette?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does have the authority to regulate these products. So far, the only restriction placed on e-cigarette products is their ban on selling to minors. E-cigarette companies have until next year to submit their products for official approval. Until they are approved, they can continue to be sold with no oversight into the ingredients or formulas.
Your children are at risk of addiction
These products are designed to deliver a high concentration of nicotine, in some cases, up to 5% in their formulas. On top of the high level of nicotine, many brands have used flavors like fruits, cotton candy, and cake, making them particularly alluring to teens and kids. The CDC states that 81% of youth who use e-cigarettes cited the availability of flavors as their primary reason for using them.
We are ready to help you today
If you or a loved one have become ill or been injured due to an e-cigarette or vaping product, speak to a product liability attorney about your case today. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we understand this issue, and we have the resources necessary to pursue vape-related illness cases. Our goal is to secure the compensation our clients deserve, including:
- Coverage of their past and future medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the e-cigarette manufacturer