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A Basic Overview of the Vaping Illness Outbreak

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this December 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Vaping has become increasingly popular among young adults in America. Studies show that 20% of Americans aged 18-29 say they vape despite the confirmed 42 fatality cases and probable 2,172 lung injury cases. Vaping is the inhalation and exhalation of aerosol, typically containing toxic chemicals, through e-cigarettes or vaporizing instruments. Vaping products contain a mouthpiece to inhale the aerosol, a...
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San Francisco Bans E-Cigs

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 31, 2019 at 11:54 am
San Francisco becomes the first United States city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes until their health effects are clearly established. Juul Labs, a manufacturer of the most popular electronic cigarette “Juul”, is headquartered in San Francisco and controls about 70% of the United States vaping market. Upon San Francisco’s mayor signing this legislation, the law will be enforced...
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Injury From E-cigarette Explosion

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 12, 2019 at 9:55 am
Recently, a 17 year-old boy arrived at the emergency room after an e-cigarette exploded while he was using it. He suffered multiple severe injuries to his mouth and chin. Between 2015 and 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported an estimated 2,035 electronic cigarettes exploded and caused burn injuries to their users. https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/case-of-injury-from-e-cigarette-explosion-reported/
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Flavors in e-cigarettes could pose heart health risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 29, 2019 at 10:40 am
Some flavorings in electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), even without nicotine, can increase the risk of heart disease. Dr. Joseph Wu, director of Stanford University's cardiovascular institute, and his team published a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that found human cells exposed to e-cigarette flavors indicated blood vessel dysfunction. Overall, the type of cells studied that line...
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Attorney Generals Begin Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Makers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 19, 2019 at 9:24 am
This week, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against electronic cigarette ("e-cigarette") brand JUUL accusing it of targeting youth in its sales and downplaying the harm its products cause. According to the National Youth Tobacco survey, nearly 4 million kids are currently use e-cigarettes that contain nicotine, and this number could be even...
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Texas Man Dies After E-Cigarette Blows Up in His Face

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm
​FORT WORTH, TX - Authorities say a young man by the name of William Brown died of a massive stroke after an e-cigarette exploded and tore his carotid artery.  According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Williams died in a Fort Worth hospital on January 29th. The explosion reportedly happened on January 27th in the parking lot of a store...
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3M Military Earplug Litigation

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm
3M and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, sold defective Combat Arms Earplugs, version 2 (CAEv2) to the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015. These were standard issue devices provided to thousands of servicemembers. The CAEv2 earplugs may have caused permanent and significant hearing loss or tinnitus to military personnel including those who were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. The CAEv2 were...
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Poorly Designed Medical Devices Threaten Unsuspecting Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
The FDA is continuing to investigate the risks associated with heater-cooler devices used in major surgeries, particularly cardiothoracic procedures. The heater-cooler devices have been associated with potentially fatal infections, such as Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), and the FDA issued a safety alert on these devices in June. At issue is the failure by manufacturers to provide adequate cleaning instructions for their heater-cooler devices,...
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Victims of Defective Products Deserve Justice

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 2, 2016 at 10:50 am
When it comes to defective products and manufacturing defects, it doesn’t matter whether it’s something as big as a truck or as small as a child’s toy, the manufacturer should be held accountable. Unfortunately, a lot of people who have been harmed by defective products are under the impression that only expensive, non-performing products can form the basis of a...
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2014 and 2015 GMC Sierra Trucks Defective Headlight Claims

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 6, 2016 at 11:30 am
In recent news, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has begun studying the effectiveness of vehicle headlights to provide needed nighttime illumination. Problems with 2014 and 2015 GMC Sierra Headlights While most consumers may have been stunned to learn that many of the vehicles tested by the IIHS had inadequate nighttime lighting to provide safe travel, for the owners of...
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Time Limits for Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm
People injured by defective products must act quickly to protect their legal rights, as there are strict deadlines for filing a lawsuit. Each state has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time an injured person has to file a product liability lawsuit. Individuals who do not file product liability personal injury lawsuit within that time frame will...
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What is Strict Liability in a Products Liability Case?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 23, 2016 at 11:30 am
Victims who have been harmed by defective products often have special rules on their side with regard to recovering damages. Depending on the specific state’s law, a person may be able to seek compensation against the manufacturer or seller of the dangerous product based on three special theories – one of which is strict liability. Typically, injured victims who have...
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