A number of smokers have made the switch to e-cigarettes, opening the market to liquid nicotine manufacturers – many of whom operate with little to no federal oversight. As the availability of liquid nicotine has risen, so too have accidental poisonings from over-exposure to the drug, particularly in children. Tragically, nicotine poisoning in children can lead to serious and potentially fatal injury.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury following nicotine poisoning, please contact The Cochran Firm online or by calling (800) 843-3476 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our product liability attorneys.
The Dangers of Nicotine Poisoning
The most common symptom of nicotine poisoning is vomiting. Other symptoms may include:
- Agitation or confusion
- Breathing difficulties
- Loss of consciousness or coma
- Heartbeat irregularities
- Rapid changes in blood pressure
In severe cases, nicotine poisoning can also result in death.
Because nicotine can be absorbed through the skin, risks of poisoning with liquid nicotine are greatly increased. Liquid nicotine can also be ingested and, as many of the e-cigarette flavors are attractive to children, may place the youngest and most vulnerable members of your family at serious risk.
Many liquid nicotine manufacturers fail to properly warn consumers of the real dangers posed by this product. If you or a loved one are seriously harmed following over-exposure, you may have cause to file a product liability lawsuit and seek compensation for all of you damages. The personal injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm would be happy to meet with you for a free case review to help you determine the best way to move forward with your claim.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced product liability attorneys please contact us today. We maintain offices in several major U.S. cities, better enabling our attorneys to meet the varied needs of people living throughout the country.