While vaping has marketed itself as a “safe” alternative to smoking cigarettes, recent information has continued to confirm the notion that vaping is hardly safe at all. The list of illnesses and injuries continues to grow, and doctors are struggling to keep up. Here at Mueller Law Firm, we want to help you keep informed about the illnesses and injuries of vaping, and their possible treatments.
Vaping is relatively new to the medical community, and there has not been enough time or studies done for medical professionals to formally identify all of the causes for the illnesses, much less the effective treatments for vaping-related ailments. For example, many of the cases involve the use of THC, but around one-third do not. The lack of research will not keep doctors from treating you, however.
There is a long list of symptoms that come from vaping illnesses that have appeared across more than 1000 medical cases, which includes:
In a few extreme cases, vaping has even caused death. With such a complex list of ailments, it is difficult to know where to even start treating. There is not a treatment for all of these symptoms at once, so treating these cases becomes treatment of individual portions, rather than finding a cure-all. People are also worried about whether their insurance will cover their treatment.
Doctors have advised patients to stop vaping, which has seen some improvement. While improved, however, it is not a guarantee of a clean bill of health. If a lung illness becomes too bad, it can require serious treatment such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, which involves a machine that pumps your blood for you, to let your lungs and heart rest.
If you or a loved one believes that your recent illness or injury is a result of vaping, contact a lawyer with experience dealing with the vaping industry to fight for your recovery. Call our Novi office at 248-489-WOLF (9653), or email us. Act today to fight for your tomorrow. We serve clients in Michigan and nationwide.