Can vaping cause throat problems? A lawyer can answer your vape lawsuit-related questions.

Can Vaping Cause Throat Cancer? Understanding the Long-Term Risks of Vaping

By Levin Simes
April 17, 2024
Studies evaluating the link between vaping and throat cancer are still limited. However, some research suggests that vaping may increase the risk of certain respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. 

The rise in popularity of vaping has sparked concerns about its potential health effects, including the risk of developing throat cancer. While vaping devices deliver nicotine without the harmful tar and carcinogens found in traditional cigarettes, they still expose users to various chemical compounds. 

Studies are just beginning to establish connections between exposure to these chemicals and illnesses like throat cancer. While the consequences of long-term vape and e-cigarette use are not yet fully understood, these studies emphasize the need for serious caution when using vapes. 

Your health and well-being are important. If you or someone you know has sustained respiratory illnesses or serious health problems like throat or lung cancer after using vapes, you may have cause to bring a lawsuit. Contact a vape injury attorney from Levin Simes online or by calling us at (415) 426-3000

Financial Compensation in a Vape or E-Cigarette Lawsuit 

In vape and e-cigarette lawsuits, individuals may be able to pursue financial compensation for the harm that was caused by the vape. Sometimes, those who have been hurt by the use of vapes may be hesitant to pursue legal action. A lawsuit for financial compensation can give you the ability to heal in peace and can help hold negligent corporations responsible for their actions. 

Some types of financial compensation that you may be able to pursue through a vape injury lawsuit may include:

  • Pain and suffering: This type of compensation is meant to address the psychological harm experienced by the injured party. You may be able to recover from the emotional distress and overall reduction in the quality of life caused by the injuries from vaping. 
  • Medical expenses: Your vape injuries or health issues may require extensive medical treatment. This may include breathing treatments, medication, or even surgery. In a vape injury lawsuit, you may be able to financially recover for past and future medical bills related to treating the injuries caused by vaping.
  • Compensation for property damage: In some cases, vapes have been known to explode due to faulty batteries. Vape battery explosions can lead to fires which can destroy your personal property. If your personal property has been damaged by a defective vape, a lawsuit may be able to help you financially recover.
  • Lost income or inability to work: Vape injuries or health issues may be so severe that they cause you to miss out on valuable income. In a lawsuit, you may be able to pursue compensation for your inability to work because of the injuries sustained from vaping. This may include compensation for missed workdays, reduced work hours, or the inability to return to work in the same capacity as before the injury.
  • Punitive awards: Your attorney can help you pursue punitive awards when the opposing party’s actions are especially negligent or intentional. These awards are meant to punish the responsible party for their reckless or intentional actions that led to the injury from vaping. Punitive awards aim to deter similar misconduct in the future.

In some cases, vape-related healthcare issues may lead to death. If the injuries from vaping result in the death of the victim, compensation may be sought for funeral and burial expenses. The family of the deceased may also pursue loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and other losses suffered by surviving family members.

You may be able to pursue a lawsuit against vape or e-cigarette manufacturers if your injury was caused by the use of vapes or e-cigarettes. Contact an attorney to find out how to take the first step in the legal process. 

As public health officials continue to monitor the use of vaping products and implement regulations to protect public health, it is important to stay up to date and know your rights. As new studies develop and new data continues to emerge, opportunities to hold those who have harmed you accountable will emerge. 

Contact the personal injury attorneys at Levin Simes online or by dialing our office at (415) 426-3000. Our compassionate team of attorneys is here to answer your questions and help you initiate a JUUL or vape lawsuit when the time is right. 

Can Vaping Cause Throat Problems? 

Vape manufacturers like JUUL and Vuse claim that their products are safe and a healthy alternative to cigarettes. However, medical research has found that there are serious health risks associated with vaping and e-cigarette use. 

Research from Johns Hopkins demonstrates that there may be a link between vape use and throat problems. The act of inhaling vapor from e-cigarettes and vape pens can lead to irritation of the throat and inflammation of the throat tissues. Inflammation may lead to swelling, redness, or a feeling of rawness in the throat.

The health consequences of vaping may extend beyond throat and respiratory problems — especially in children and young adults. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) writes that vapes are particularly common among young people. The chemicals found in vapes and e-cigarettes can severely impact young people and may even lead to delayed brain development. 

Vape-related health issues need to be taken seriously. If you have been harmed, you may have legal cause to bring a lawsuit.  When choosing a vape injury lawyer, look for a team with a proven track record of success in handling similar cases. An attorney can handle the complicated court filings and legal work while you focus on healing. 

Contact an Experienced Vape Injury Lawyer 

If you have suffered injuries or health issues like throat problems due to vaping and believe that a vaping product is to blame, seek the guidance of a vape injury lawyer. These attorneys handle cases related to injuries caused by vaping products and will know how to build a strong case for you. 

The attorneys at Levin Simes have handled many types of personal injury law matters, including vape injury cases. Our team has experience investigating and pursuing many types of vape injury claims. We have a strong track record in successful litigation. We have the resources and knowledge to give your complicated vape injury case the very best chance at success. 

For more information about vapes and vape injury lawsuits, contact the lawyers at Levin Simes online or by calling our team at (415) 426-3000. We are standing by to answer your questions and help you pursue legal action when the time is right for you. 

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