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Portland Juul Lawyer bringing Vaping Lung and Teen Nicotine Addiction Lawsuits

Are you (or is someone you love) suffering from vaping lung due to e-cigarette use or battling a Juul addiction? The Portland Juul attorneys at D’Amore Law Group are taking cases on behalf of teenagers addicted to nicotine because of Juul Lab’s marketing efforts directed to them, as well as those exhibiting the symptoms of vaping lung.

Portland Vaping Lung Lawsuit

The vaping lung outbreak started several months ago has now resulted in at least 13 deaths in 10 states, according to public health officials. This dangerous disease is known to have afflicted individuals in 46 states and one United States territory.

According to an October 3, 2019, Insurance Journal report, eight residents of Oregon have been afflicted with a severe lung disease related to vaping, and two of the victims have died. At least one of the victims reported vaping a Juul nicotine e-cigarette, and one of those who died had used a vaping device containing cannabis purchased at an Oregon store. Oregon marijuana dealers have begun to removing vaping products from their shelves and are offering returns on vape pens that were bought previously. In response to the outbreak, the state has proposed a six-month ban on vaping products.

What is Vaping Lung?

Vaping lung disease, as it is being called, is a serious respiratory disease that is occurring among patients who have used e-cigarettes and are experiencing some of the following symptoms:

Coughing
Shortness of breath
Chest pain
Difficulty breathing
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Abdominal pain
Fever
Weight loss

Medical experts fear that the number of actual vaping lung cases is being underestimated due to misdiagnosis. Here are the complications, diagnosis, or misdiagnosis that might signify a current or future diagnosis of vaping lung:

Asthma
Bronchiolitis Obliterans (Popcorn Lung)
Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung)
COPD
Emphysema
Lipoid Pneumonia
Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma

Thus far, vaping lung disease is affecting mostly young males with a history of e-cigarette use who are otherwise healthy. Hundreds of these young victims are being hospitalized, and federal officials say that more over 1,000 people have been diagnosed with vaping lung since March 2019.

Portland JUUL Teen Addiction Lawsuit

JUUL, the nation’s leading e-cigarette maker, is at the center of what has become one of the biggest current health issues. Even after the company was required to shut down its social media presence in 2018, Juul has continued with a targeted marketing campaign directed at Portland’s young people. Unfortunately, “Juuling” is now a part of normal life for many of the city’s youth.

Juul’s marketing campaign focused on teens with the use of young models, bright colors, and enticing flavors like Mango, Fruit, and Cucumber, and JUUL is now the target of numerous lawsuits. In August 2019, the parents of a minor child who allegedly became addicted to Juul and suffered seizures as a result of e-cigarette use filed a federal class action lawsuit in Florida.

Juul resembles many other e-cigarette devices, with several notable exceptions: its design is sleek and barely noticeable; it produces a minimal plume of vapor unlike other vapes; and its patented e-liquid formula contains nicotine salts, a type of nicotine that is said to feel more like a traditional cigarette when inhaled.

Vaping Not a Healthy Replacement for Smoking

While many people switch to e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking traditional cigarettes, vaping has not proven to be a reliable way to stop smoking. Research indicates that up to 90 percent of smokers were unable to stop vaping after one year. This is because e-cigarettes are addictive – one “Juulpod” provides just as much nicotine as a pack of traditional cigarettes – making it just as difficult to quit vaping as it is to stop smoking.

Despite Juul’s efforts to market vaping as a healthy replacement for smoking, e-cigarettes carry many of the same health risks as cigarettes and other tobacco products. Nicotine is a harmful drug, no matter how it is delivered. Juuling has been linked to various changes in the body and the brain, and public health officials are concerned that most people, particularly youth, aren’t fully aware of the potential consequences of vaping.

Contact an Experienced Portland JUUL Lawyer Today

If you or your family are battling a nicotine addiction or a lung disease related to JUUL e-cigarettes, fill out our Juul Instant Case Evaluation on this page and we will assist you in filing a Portland Juul Lawsuit.

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