Have you or a loved one sustained lung damage due to electronic cigarettes? Here are some things to know about vaping injuries. Call us for a free consultation and case review.
Filing a Vaping Injury on Behalf of your Child
We were recently contacted by a woman from North Augusta whose son had sustained lung damage as a result of vaping. She wanted to know how she goes about bringing a case and if she can, in fact, bring a case on behalf of her son. The answer to that is yes, if her son is a minor. Until her son turns 18 years old, in fact, he can only bring a case through his mother and father.
The important thing to remember is that the parents are bringing it on behalf of their son or daughter, and they have to make sure that they have the interest of the child, first and foremost, when they’re bringing any type of personal injury case on behalf of a minor who cannot bring a case on their own. I would urge anyone out there who, if they have a child that has been the victim of vaping, to go ahead and contact an attorney as soon as possible and find a trial attorney who has experience in vaping cases and products liability cases. Go ahead and talk to that lawyer. That lawyer will be able to guide you through the process of making a claim against the vaping companies.
If you’ve been the victim or if your children have been the victim of vaping, please give us a call. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Proving Liability in a Vaping Injury Claim
We recently spoke to a woman from North Augusta who believed that she had been injured as a result of vaping for a number of years. She wanted to know how, in South Carolina, does one go about actually proving that. The answer to that sounds straightforward, even though it’s really not. Basically, what you have to do in South Carolina is show that the vaping itself was the approximate cause of the injury you sustained. Approximate cause doesn’t mean that it was the only cause. If you sustain lung damage, you don’t have to show that the lung damage was only caused by the vaping, only that the vaping was an approximate cause, and that it contributed to your lung damage or made prior lung damage worse. This is fact-specific and will require medical expert testimony, as it can be sometimes difficult to make that connection.
That’s why early on in any process – if you do believe you’ve been victimized as a result of vaping – you need to contact and hire an experienced trial attorney who has experience in handling similar cases. You need an attorney who had experience in handling products liability cases and who has a network of experts that they can reach out to help guide them through the process, and that they can guide you through the process of a vaping case.
If anyone out there has been the victim of vaping, please give us a call. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Vaping and E-Cigarette Injuries
Over the past decade, vaping has become increasingly popular, with many people choosing it as what they believe to be a safe alternative to cigarettes and other tobacco products. What they don’t realize is that even though these vaping products are sold in shiny packages and typically look like they are safe and are marketed as though they’re safe, they do, in fact, cause severe injuries to people in many cases. These injuries include significant lung damage – what they call popcorn lung – as well as brain damage, in some situations.
Vaping cases are made worse because the vaping manufacturers have done a very good job of convincing people that their product is actually safe, that it’s a safer alternative to cigarettes. That’s just not true. If anyone out there has been the victim of any kind of vaping related injury, I would urge them to contact an attorney as soon as possible. To the extent that they would like to talk to us, I would be more than happy to answer any questions that they might have.
Contact Our North Augusta Lawyers
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to electronic cigarette products and have questions about filing a vaping injury lawsuit? Contact the experienced North Augusta vaping injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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