Electronic cigarettes have rapidly gained popularity over the last few years. Originally touted as alternatives for those wanting to stop smoking regular cigarettes, these products have now been in the spotlight for health concerns of their own. Of particular concern is the effect they are having on young people.
These products have been known to cause lung disease and, in some cases, have been known to cause serious injuries when they explode. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured or become ill after using an e-cigarette. Our award-winning firm handles cases throughout the commonwealth. We are ready to help secure the compensation you need when you need an E-Cigarette Explosion Attorney Philadelphia.
What are the major e-cigarette companies?
The e-cigarette business is not a major industry, and there are hundreds of brands on the market. However, there are a few dominant players. Some of the most popular brands include:
- Blue E-Cigs
- Om Vapors
- Green Smoke
- Morpheus E-Cigs
- Mig 21 Clear Fusion
- VaporFi VAIO
Some of the biggest companies behind these brands include:
- Altria Group
- British American Tobacco
- Philip Morris
- Imperial Brands
- Japan Tobacco
Are these companies regulated?
E-cigarettes, commonly called vapes, are not tightly regulated by the government. The FDA has required e-cigarette companies to submit their products for approval in 2020 if they want to continue to sell their products.
These devices are essentially cartridges filled with a nicotine solution and a small battery to heat up the solution to make it inhalable. The nicotine used in these solutions is the same nicotine you would find in cigarettes and patches.
Part of the solution used in these vaping devices contains neurotoxins, which are allegedly poisonous when ingested. They are also supposed to be poisonous when inhaled.
While we are still learning more about the harmful effects of inhaling vape, we also know that these products have been known to explode. Overheating and overcharging of these products’ batteries exploding, causing traumatic injuries to people’s legs, arms, and face.
Let us help you get through this today
If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill due to vaping an e-cigarette, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The knowledgeable team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. is ready to help. We have extensive experience in going up against big companies and are ready to secure the following compensation:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to vaping
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the company or manufacturer
As cases from those injured by vaping continue to rise, several class-action lawsuits have arisen. Many of these cases allege that the e-cigarette manufacturers have failed to properly warn consumers of the significant risks associated with their products.