Jessica Butkera, a Toxic Tort defense partner in Goldberg Segalla's Baltimore office, joins the show to discuss vaping-related illnesses, or what’s behind the recent label, “Toxic Time Bombs.” Jessica explores why multiple deaths and scores of illnesses have been attributed to using e-cigarettes to vape and why this may only be the beginning given the staggering number of teens and young people vaping. Jessica evaluates if what we’re seeing is the first stages of an epidemic, the epidemiology behind vaping-related illnesses, and why causation between vaping and lung illnesses remains a mystery. Jessica concludes with a discussion of lawsuits alleging vaping-related illnesses, what the insurance industry should know about these vaping injury claims, and whether vaping may be the next big tobacco.

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