Seeking Justice for Victims of Lung Disease and Addiction in Michigan
Until recently, the e-cigarette industry has been enormously underregulated. The FDA did not even have jurisdiction to interfere until 2009.
Meanwhile, the market swelled to an estimated $4.1 billion and teenagers across the nation were enticed by sweet and fruity flavors. Now, a mysterious lung disease has afflicted nearly 400 young adults and killed 6 others, and an “epidemic” of teen vaping and nicotine addiction has arisen.
After treating 2 young, otherwise healthy patients for unexplained and severe lung illnesses in under a week, a Utah physician alerted her state health department. From there, hospitals around the country reported similar cases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began to investigate a disturbing trend. As of September 11, 2019, there have been 380 confirmed cases of pulmonary illness linked to the use of e-cigarettes. So far, 6 people have died.
The CDC investigation is still underway, but the illnesses are not infectious and are likely caused by chemical exposure.
If you have suffered from lung disease as a result of vaping, we can help you prepare a case.