In recent years, the FDA has questioned the safety of electronic cigarette devices such as Vuse Vapes. If you have sustained an injury or are now experiencing health problems after using a vape, you may have cause for a lawsuit.
Electronic cigarettes or vapes were introduced and marketed on the basis that they were healthier and safer than traditional combustible cigarettes. However, this has not always been the case. Vapes still contain the addictive chemical nicotine. Inhaling the vaporized chemicals can still cause injuries and illness. And, like traditional combustible cigarettes, when vapes malfunction, they can cause burns or may even become a fire hazard.
The attorneys at Levin Simes, based out of San Francisco, California, are experienced in personal injury litigation and litigation involving electronic cigarettes. Contact their female-led team online or by calling (415) 426-3000. Our attorneys are standing by to help you begin the litigation process. To learn more about the dangers of electronic vapes and cigarettes, continue reading.
Vuse vapes are a specific brand of electronic cigarettes that deliver nicotine by aerosol. Vuse vapes use a battery to heat up a liquid that contains nicotine, flavoring, and other additives. The aerosol is then inhaled by the user. Vuse vapes run on refillable cartridges that come in a variety of flavors.
Some have argued that the flavors have made these electronic cigarettes appealing to younger users, teens and children, and have resulted in an increase of younger smokers.
Vapes, including Vuse vapes, have come under close scrutiny by government agencies such as the FDA. Vuse Vapes have even issued a voluntary recall of their product due to malfunctioning batteries.
However, in January 2023, the FDA itself ordered Vuse Methanol Vapes to be removed from the market entirely stating that the producer failed to prove that “marketing of the products would be appropriate for the protection of the public health." Critics of vape companies and vape usage have blamed companies like Vuse for the rise in youth vape usage.
If you or a family member use e-cigarettes or vapes and are worried about the potential consequences to your health, talking with an attorney may help you determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. The vape attorneys at Levin Simes are here for you. Contact us online or by calling (415) 426-3000. Let us help you begin the litigation process today.
Using a Vuse vape comes with inherent risks. One of these risks is that of overheating and battery explosion. Vuse vapes utilize batteries to heat the liquid in the nicotine cartridges into an inhalable vapor. However, occasionally, these batteries can get so hot that they may explode and cause severe injuries to the user. In these cases, injuries may include burns to the face, mouth, hands, or other body parts of users. Injuries may be even more severe including loss of digits, broken teeth, permanent scarring, or even blindness.
Injuries or health issues may also become apparent much later. Vaping is not a healthy alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes. Vaping can lead to chronic illnesses such as “wet lung” or “popcorn lung.” Additional health issues associated with vaping may include: headaches, irritability, chest aches, shortness of breath, and others.
Manufacturers of vapes like Vuse have been sued for their recent ad campaigns under the claim that they are marketing to children and young adults.
Damages in a personal injury lawsuit against a vape manufacturer may include compensation for:
Filing a lawsuit against a vape manufacturer can be a complicated experience. By hiring a law firm that has already handled these types of suits on a national scale, you can be sure that you are working with an attorney who is experienced in the ins and outs of this type of litigation.
Bringing a lawsuit against an electronic cigarette company is not only a complicated process, but a novel one as well. Lawsuits against vape companies like Vuse have only recently begun to take shape. The attorneys at Levin Simes are familiar with this new frontier. Previously, they played a key role in a lawsuit against Juul, another electronic cigarette company, and helped facilitate a multi-state settlement.
The lawyers at Levin Simes will work with you to achieve the best possible result for your case. Contact us online or by calling (415) 426-3000. We are standing by and are ready to help you begin the litigation process.