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CDC Reports an Increase in the Number of Vaping-Related Deaths and Illnesses

January 20, 2020 in Personal Injury,

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of January 14, 2020, a total of 2,668 hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) cases or deaths have been reported to CDC from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories...

Key Facts About Vaping Products

January 14, 2020 in Personal Injury,

With more than 2,500 cases and 54 deaths as of December 2019, the vaping outbreak and the dangerous fallout for patients is tragically alive and well. And for families, that means more fighting against major medical problems—and more time waiting for answers as to how...

The Current State of the Vaping Outbreak

January 10, 2020 in Personal Injury,

Michigan’s flavored vape ban is stalled in court, but the battle continues over the health and wellbeing of those caught in the vaping outbreak—especially young people.  E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product for those under 18, leaping from 48% to 78% from 2017...

The CDC Releases New Laboratory Findings on Lung Injuries Associated with Vaping

December 30, 2019 in Personal Injury,

This fall, 805 patients in 46 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hospitalized with severe lung injuries associated with vaping.  Now, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released new laboratory findings to better understand the outbreak. Here’s a quick review of the CDC’s...

What the CDC Recommends for Vaping Patients

December 27, 2019 in Personal Injury,

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released new information for vaping patients on potential compounds involved in the lung injury outbreak.  Three main compounds were identified in biologic samples: vitamin E acetate (100% of samples), THC (82% of samples), and nicotine (62% of samples)....

What You Need to Know About Vitamin E Acetate

December 23, 2019 in Personal Injury,

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new laboratory findings on potential culprits in the vaping lung injury outbreak. And while the investigation and testing remain ongoing, these new findings have suggested vitamin E acetate as a potential culprit.  What is vitamin E acetate?...

Factors to Determine If You Have a Case Against Juul and Other E-Cig Manufacturers

October 14, 2019 in Personal Injury,

As more lawsuits are opened against Juul and the FDA and CDC continue investigations into the crisis of vaping-related illnesses, vaping’s plausible deniability is going up in smoke. More consumers are realizing the same thing: “safer” than traditional cigarettes is not the same thing as...

Individual or Class Action: Which is the Right Fit for Your Vaping Case?

October 04, 2019 in Personal Injury,

Notice: If you've been injured while vaping, you need to get your own attorney and not wait for class action. Your claim may be large enough to sustain its own lawsuit, and you don’t want to run out on the statute of limitations while waiting...

What You Need to Know About the Michigan Ban on Flavored Vapes

October 03, 2019 in Personal Injury,

On September 4, Michigan became the first state in the country to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the ban in response to what she called a public health emergency, stating that companies are using flavored products to get young people hooked on nicotine. ...

Is Vaping Bad for You? Understanding the Health Implications of Vaping

September 30, 2019 in Personal Injury,

Earlier this month, Michigan became the first state in the country to ban flavored vaping products. According to the governor, this was done for the express purpose of protecting Michigan teens and young adults from companies selling candy-flavored nicotine products marketed as safer than traditional...