Miami Vape Pen Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have become addicted to nicotine or been injured because of vaping, contact a Miami vape pen injury lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. E-cigarettes, vape pens, and advanced personal vaporizers known as mods, have grown rapidly in popularity in recent years. Vaping is not only a common alternative for traditional cigarette smokers. It has become its own unique culture. There have been vape lounges and events where individuals compete to see how large of a vapor cloud they can create.
Many people see vaping as benign when it is far from it. We have received far too many calls from individuals who have been injured by routinely using a vape pen as well as from parents whose children became addicted to nicotine through vaping.
When you or a loved one suffer an injury related to vaping, contact a vape pen injury attorney in Miami to discuss your rights and eligibility to pursue compensation. You can reach Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905 to schedule a free consultation.Vape Pens are Addictive
A common misunderstanding about e-cigarettes and vape pens is that they are not as bad as traditional cigarettes. Some young users even believe these products do not contain nicotine. But whether or not users understand that nicotine is the main ingredient of the liquid cartridges, many do not realize how addictive vaping is, especially teens.
JUUL, the e-cigarette with considerable market share, makes it easy for new users to become addicted. JUUL is known for using a different type of nicotine. By using protonated nicotine instead of free-base nicotine, JUUL e-cigarettes provide vapers with a more pleasant experience. Additionally, each JUUL pod is the equivalent to a pack of cigarettes. With a smoother inhalation, not to mention a fun flavor, users, including minors, can easily smoke with JUUL and quickly become addicted.
Unfortunately, many teens are becoming addicted to nicotine through vaping because they do not realize the risks. The advertising for these products is often ambiguous, if not downright misleading. If your teenage son or daughter has become addicted to nicotine because of vaping, talk with a vape pen lawyer in Miami today.Vape Pen Battery Explosions
One of the most common and significant injuries associated with vape pens is from exploding lithium ion batteries. If you or a relative were hurt when your vape pen’s battery exploded or caught fire, contact our Miami vape pen injury attorneys right away.
Since vape pens and e-cigarettes hit the market, there have been reports of their batteries exploding. In fact, there have been several hundred reports of lithium ion battery explosions and fires. These events have occurred while the devices were in use, while they were charging, or while they were being transported, such as in the car with the user. Many of the explosions involved batteries that were not original to the e-cigarette.
Of the reported explosions, a majority have led to serious injuries or death. Some of the most common vape pen battery explosion injuries include:
- Facial and dental injuries, such as burns to the face and lips and loss of teeth
- Broken bones, such as fracture jaws
- Burns, including third-degree burns to users’ faces, hands, arms, and thighs
Many vape pens have exploded while charging or while in the user’s pocket. Explosions in pockets have led to severe burns to the user’s thigh and groin. When the batteries explode while in use, the victim can suffer excruciating and disfiguring facial and dental injuries, as well as brain injuries that can lead to physical, psychological, and cognitive consequences.
If your vape pen exploded and caused you harm, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. today to talk with a Miami vape pen injury attorney.Other Vape Pen Injuries
Explosions are not the only way vape pens and e-cigarettes have caused people harm. The nicotine and other chemicals in the liquid are dangerous too and increase the user’s risk of serious health conditions and medical events.
Vape pen users may face a higher risk of certain medical conditions compared to nonusers, including:
- Heart conditions and heart attacks
- Lung and respiratory illnesses
- Nicotine poisoning
- Mental health conditions
Another serious vape pen injury is poisoning from ingesting the nicotine liquid. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a sharp rise in calls involving e-cigarettes to poison control centers. If a child gets a hold of a vape pen, a liquid cartridge for the pen, or a refill bottle of the nicotine liquid and ingests or inhales the liquid, they may suffer from a nicotine overdose. In other words, they are poisoned by the high dose of nicotine.
A child who ingests or inhales the nicotine liquids for vape pens may require medical attention to prevent serious injury and death.
If your child suffered from nicotine poisoning because the cartridge or refill was not child proof, contact a Miami vape pen injury lawyer right away to discuss your eligibility to pursue compensation.Let us Fight for Your Vape Pen Injury Compensation
If you or a loved one were injured because of a vape pen, do not hesitate to talk with a lawyer about your rights and legal options. By calling Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (305) 371-6000, or using our online form, you can schedule a free consultation with a vape pen injury attorney in Miami and learn more about your potential eligibility for compensation, including your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.