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Vape Pen Containing Vitamin E Acetate Wrongful Death Lawsuit Lawyers

September 16, 2019

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Lawyers for Vitamin E Acetate Contaminated Vape Oils

NEW YORK, NY – According to an online news report at, health officials in the United States are urging people to stop vaping until they can ascertain what has been the cause of people developing severe breathing illnesses. *

Officials note that there are approximately 450 potential cases, including as many as five fatalities, in 33 states across the nation.  There has not been any single vaping device, ingredient or liquid that is tied to the respiratory illnesses, according to officials.  Many of those who contracted the breathing illness indicate that they were using THC, the active chemical in marijuana.  Alarmingly, many victims of vaping-related illnesses are teens.

According to health officials, the illness that people are contracting resembles an inhalation injury, with the body reacting as if the person breathed in a caustic substances. The symptoms of the illness include fatigue, shortness of breath, vomiting and chest pain.

It is not clear whether the illnesses occurred before 2019.  According to a doctor from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "[w]e're all wondering if this is new or just newly recognized.”

Health officials note that it is not clear when the illnesses began, but there has been a marked increase since this past spring.  Deaths were reported as having occurred in Oregon and Illinois.

Recent attention has been focused on liquids, refill pods, devices and cartridges that are not sold in stores. The State of New York investigated the illnesses and found Vitamin E acetate in vape pens, which is used to thicken marijuana liquid.  Vitamin E acetate is dangerous if heated and inhaled. State investigators found this substance in 13 cartridges collected from eight patients.  

At Montlick & Associates, We Know What it Takes to Win™ Product Liability Cases.  

If you or a family member has suffered severe illness and believe any vaping products, regardless of whether they contain marijuana or nicotine, are the cause of your illness, contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, today for your Free Consultation with our Product Liability Attorneys.  You may be entitled to valuable compensation, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, Pain and Suffering, and more. Call us nationwide toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or by dialing #WIN (#946) from your cell phone. Or feel free to visit us visit us online at and complete our Free Case Evaluation Form or our 24-hour live Online Chat.


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Category: Product Liability

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