Blizzard Law, PLLC is a personal injury law firm currently taking cases where youths became addicted to vaping devices. The firm works particularly with young adults who began using vaping devices, e-cigarettes, and Juul while they were still teens. Blizzard Law is also taking on cases where individuals suffered lung damage after using vaping devices. The Centers for Disease Control continues to provide ongoing reports of vaping-related lung damage and illness. Approximately 1604 cases have been reported to the CDC, with the number increasing regularly. It still isn’t clear what is exactly causing this illness, though vaping use, and THC vaping have been linked to cases.
The Centers for Disease Control is continuing to investigate the causes of vaping-related lung injury and illness. The most recent reports indicate that neither the FDA nor the CDC know the precise cause of vaping-related lung injury. The New York Times recently reported on findings released by the Mayo Clinic. The researchers found that vaping-related lung damage in the more serious cases resembled chemical burns. The researchers noted that the damage was similar to what those doctors observed when workers have been exposed to toxic chemical spills, including those that inhaled mustard gas. While a percentage of the individuals who developed vaping-related lung illness had a history of vaping cannabis oils, not all cases are linked to cannabis or THC use.
Vaping-related lung illness seems to be a process where cells that line the airways die. As the cells die, the tissues that line the airways can swell, which leads to narrowed airways, breathing problems, fluid buildup in the lungs, and even death. Another issue that doctors have noted is the long-term potential for damage and ongoing disability following the development of this illness. Researchers note that patients who survived vaping-related lung illness may have permanent lung damage that could lead to respiratory illness down the line. Doctors are closely monitoring the situation to see what the long-term impacts will be.
If you or someone you love has become ill from vaping-related lung illness or is suffering from the aftereffects of being ill, you and your family have important rights under the law. Blizzard Law, PLLC is a personal injury law firm in Houston, Texas, taking cases where people have fallen ill after using vaping products. If you have questions about whether you might have a case, please contact Blizzard Law, PLLC today.
Symptoms of Vaping-Related Lung Illness
What are the symptoms of vaping-related lung illness? According to Harvard Health Publishing, vaping-related lung disease may have a gradual onset, with chest pain and shortness of breath being the first signs of a problem. Unfortunately, some people may not seek medical attention or may not stop using vaping products until the condition worsens. By the time individuals are in respiratory distress, lung damage may already be permanent. It isn’t clear what is causing vaping-related lung illness, and it isn’t clear what the long-term lung damage might be for those who have this condition. If you suspect that you or someone you love might have this condition, it is important to speak to a medical professional. Only a medical professional can properly diagnose you. If you have received a diagnosis for vaping-related lung illness, consider speaking to Blizzard Law, PLLC, a vaping law firm in Houston, Texas. Our firm is taking cases where individuals have been diagnosed with vaping-related lung damage or lung illness. We are also accepting cases where individuals became addicted to vaping devices when they were underage.