Can I Sue if I Was Harmed by Chewing Tobacco in Nevada?
If you were sickened by chewing tobacco, our caring Las Vegas personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills,
- Corrective surgeries,
- Lost work time, and/or
- Pain and suffering.
What is chewing tobacco?
Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco. Chewing tobacco requires the person to crush the product with his/her teeth in order to release the nicotine and any flavor. The person then spits out the excess. Common brands include:
Chewing tobacco is manufactured in a variety of forms such as loose leaf, pellets, or a “plug” (loose leaf tobacco that has been compressed with a binding sweetener). Just because chewing tobacco is smokeless does not mean it is not dangerous.1
How can "chewing tobacco" harm me?
Chewing tobacco contains a large quantity of carcinogens that cause cancer. The following are some medical conditions that a tobacco chewer may develop:
- Oral cancers (mouth or throat);
- Esophageal cancer;
- Stomach cancer;
- Pancreatic cancer;
- Susceptibility to cardiac problems, heart attacks, and strokes;
- Bone loss around the roots of the teeth; and/or
- Worn down or missing teeth.
Just as in cigarettes, the nicotine in chewing tobacco is addictive and can cause chemically dependency.2
Injured by chewing tobacco in Nevada? Call us for help...
If you believe you have been harmed by chewing tobacco in Clark County, we invite you to call us at 702 DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a free consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.
Our lawyers represent clients in individual and class action lawsuits throughout Nevada. Contact us today to find out whether we can help you, too.
- Chewing Tobacco, Mayo Clinic.