Vaporizing devices turn liquid chemicals such as nicotine and flavorings into vapor for the user to inhale through a battery-powered portable device, often called a vape or e-cigarette. Vapes quickly became popular after their debut, especially among teen users. Unfortunately, many consumers underestimate the significant health and safety risks associated with vapes.
At Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP, our Washington, DC vape injury lawyers are passionate about protecting consumers from defective, dangerous and negligently marketed vaporizers. If you or a loved one has a vape injury of any kind, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. Call (202) 659-5500 for a case evaluation today.
Vape devices are potentially dangerous for users in many different respects. JUUL devices, for example, contain almost five times the amount of nicotine in one cartridge as a cigarette. This poses a high risk of nicotine addiction and related health issues, including possible brain development delays in underage users. Other problems with vape devices could cause many other types of injuries. Many users do not recognize the potential risks of vaping.
Vape illnesses can cause symptoms such as trouble breathing, shortness of breath, persistent cough, abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Exploding vaporizers can cause catastrophic injuries such as burns, lacerations, brain injuries, eye injuries, lost limbs, shrapnel injuries, and permanent scarring and disfigurement. At Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP, we can help victims fight for compensation for all types of vape-related injuries, illnesses and deaths in DC.
A vape injury or illness could cost thousands of dollars in medical expenses. It could also cost in terms of emotional suffering and physical pain. These are all compensable damages in Washington, DC. As the victim of a vape injury, you could be eligible to recover financial compensation for related hospital bills, lost wages, property damages, pain and suffering, legal fees, and more. One or multiple defendants may owe you and your family compensation for vape-related damages.
Discover what your DC vape injury claim might be worth during a free consultation at Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP. Our lawyers can review your case, ask you questions, listen to your story and let you know how much we believe you should demand from the defendant for your damages. If you need help investigating your claim or identifying the defendant, we can take care of these steps on your behalf as well. Work with our DC vape injury lawyers from the beginning for your best odds of success. Call (202) 659-5500 or contact us online today.