If you suspect that a vaping or electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) product caused your personal injuries or medical condition, you may be able to recover compensation from the makers of the device in a product liability lawsuit.
Our law office can examine your case and help you determine your potential for a product liability lawsuit. If we believe you have a viable case, a Juul, vaping, and e-cigarette lawsuit lawyer from our firm can represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment required.
We represent clients on Long Island and across New York’s five boroughs. Our firm can help you join an existing class action or mass tort lawsuit if you are eligible, or we may be able to represent you in an individual action against the responsible party if your case is unique.
For a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of our legal team, call Gacovino & Lake today at (631) 600-0000.
Conditions That May Result from Using Juul, E-Cigarette and Vaping Products
Several harmful consequences may result from vaping or e-cigarette use. These include:
- Nicotine addiction
- Lung damage
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart and cardiovascular issues
- And other conditions
There is even a condition unique to electronic smoking that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recognizes as “e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury,” or EVALI. According to the CDC, EVALI may come from products containing Vitamin E acetate.
Someone with EVALI may experience:
- Difficulty breathing and pain in the chest
- Stomach discomfort, pain, and nausea
- Loss of weight, fever, and other symptoms
As of February 2020, the CDC reports 68 fatal cases of EVALI in the United States.
The CDC also reports that some defective vaping and e-cigarette devices have caused burn injuries to users after their batteries caught fire or exploded.
If you suffered any of the conditions or complications listed here, or any other type of injury, from using electronic smoking or vaping devices, Gacovino & Lake, may be able to help you. To discuss your case and your legal options for free with a representative of our law firm, call us today at (631) 600-0000.
Pursuing Compensation for Vaping and E-Cigarette Injuries
When you work with a Juul, vaping, and e-cigarette lawsuit lawyer on your case, we can investigate your specific injuries to determine who may be liable for your damages.
It may be possible for you to join a group lawsuit, such as a class action or mass tort if one currently is in process. If not, we can also represent you in an individual lawsuit against the responsible party or parties. In either case, it will be important for us to build a case with evidence that you were harmed by the dangerous or defective product.
Depending on the specifics of your case, the responsible party may be an electronic smoking device manufacturer, a cartridge or e-juice manufacturer, or another liable party. Our lawyers may try to establish the liability of the responsible party with evidence that:
- You experienced a side-effect that the product did not warn you about.
- The marketing of the product was deceptive.
- The product did not operate as intended.
- There was a safety flaw in the design or production of the product that caused you harm.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover in an Injury Lawsuit
If your product liability case is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for a wide range of damages. These may include:
- All costs of your medical treatment.
- Your estimated future costs of care.
- Lost wages if you had to miss work while recovering.
- Reduced earning capability if you can no longer work.
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.
If your loved one passed away due to Juul, vaping, or e-cigarette use, we may be able to help you pursue a different set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. To learn more about the details of this type of legal action, contact our law firm today.
What to Expect When You Work with a Juul, Vape and E-Cig Lawyer from Our Firm
We can take over all aspects of your case when we represent you. We will be your advocate and your ally throughout our work together. This may include:
- Answering your questions, providing legal advice, and helping you understand your options and potential outcomes.
- Designing a legal strategy for your case and conducting it according to all applicable New York law.
- Communicating with all parties involved on your behalf.
- Gathering evidence of the responsible party’s liability.
- Gathering evidence of the extent and value of your damages.
- Working to negotiate a fair settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company.
- Taking your case to trial to defend your rights before a judge, if necessary.
Throughout this process, we can keep you updated on the progress of your case so that you can dedicate your time and energy to your family and to recovering from your injuries.
Call the Office of a Juul, Vaping and E-Cigarette Lawsuit Attorney to Learn More Today
At our law firm, we understand the frustration and financial uncertainty your injuries may be putting you through. To keep our services accessible to our clients, we work on a contingency-fee-basis. This is an agreement that we do not earn your payment unless we win your case. In other words, we do not collect attorney’s fees unless and until you receive a settlement offer or court award.
It is important to note that legal time limits apply to most lawsuits in New York. Per Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) § 214, a general three-year statute of limitations applies to product liability lawsuits. If you are pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit, a general two-year statute of limitations applies, per Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) § 5-4.1.
To learn more about how a Juul, vaping, and e-cigarette lawsuit lawyer from our law firm can help you, call Gacovino & Lake today at (631) 600-0000. A member of our legal team is standing by to answer your questions and discuss your case in a free, no-obligation consultation.