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Vaping Injuries and Deaths: Regulatory Framework, Claims, and Defenses

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, February 27, 2020

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This CLE course will educate the personal injury or product liability plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel regarding the rapidly expanding area of vaping litigation. Suits for injuries and deaths arising out of the use of e-cigarette and vaping devices have appeared and grown as quickly as the use of these devices themselves.


Claims for injuries and deaths related to the use of personal vaporizer products are growing rapidly. These claims involve both traditional electronic nicotine delivery systems and, more recently, CBD- or THC-infused vape pods.

At least 47 deaths have been linked to the use of personal vaporizer products so far and lawsuits related to device malfunctions, fires, and explosions have been filed around the country.

Vaping litigation is a present reality with claims for emotional, physical, and economic injury in a rapidly evolving federal, state, and local regulatory environment.

Listen as this panel of trial attorneys at the forefront of this emerging issue share their knowledge regarding the regulatory frameworks for the various types of vaping products, what types of injuries have been attributed to vaping, and the claims that have resulted from those injuries.



  1. The Regulatory Frameworks for ENDS and non-ENDS Vaping Products and the Rise of Vaping in the United States
  2. Personal Injury Claims Associated with Vaping
  3. Legal Theories and Defenses


This panel will review the latest developments, including:

  • The necessary factual background to understand vaping claims
  • Reliability of the science which links vaping to injury
  • The legal theories underlying vaping claims and relevant defenses
  • The impact of government regulations on personal injury claims


Abrams, Rachel
Rachel Abrams

Levin Simes Abrams

Ms. Abrams is involved in the firm's product liability and mass tort cases, involving consumer fraud and false...  |  Read More

Alpert, Bob
Robert (Bob) Alpert

Morris Manning & Martin

Mr. Alpert is a Partner in the Commercial, Class Action and Products Liability Litigation Practices. He has represented...  |  Read More

Heyer, Eric
Eric N. Heyer

Thompson Hine

Mr. Heyer is a partner in Thompson Hine LLP's Washington, D.C. office and leads the firm's vaping industry...  |  Read More

Nehmens, Angela
Angela J. Nehmens

Levin Simes Abrams

Ms. Nehmens' practice focuses on product liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and mass torts. She has been at the...  |  Read More

Dugas, Lauren
Lauren Dugas

Morris Manning & Martin

Ms. Dugas has experience representing a broad range of clients in complex litigation and arbitration matters, including...  |  Read More

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