Lake H. “Trey” Lytal III, partner at the West Palm Beach Law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, continues to investigate Tesla crashes around the world after a deadly crash in Palm Beach County. Lytal said, “How many more lives need to be lost? How many more loved ones need to be catastrophically injured for the company (Tesla) to do the right thing and fix this problem?”
Lytal and his team have been pushing the automaker to admit their heavily marketed “autopilot” system is defective and a danger to all on the roadways. Lytal represents the Banner Family of Palm Beach County after a semi-tractor trailer pulled out in front of Jeremy Banner’s Tesla Model 3 on March 1, 2019. With eerie similarities to other recent crashes, the “autopilot” system was at fault for the deadly crash. Lytal said, “At some point, they (Tesla) have to acknowledge the technology they currently have on the roadway is unsafe to all of us.” He continued, “It’s turning into a weekly occurrence. We are seeing accident after accident.”
Since filing the lawsuit on behalf of the Banner family, the international press has featured Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. U.S. news organizations like ABC News and Bloomberg reported on the lawsuit, but also many news agencies across Europe and China featured the news reports in multiple languages. The wide range of press coverage shows that this is not a local or national issue. This is a global safety problem that Lytal and his team hope to force Tesla to correct before the loss of more lives.
If a Tesla crash has impacted you or someone you know, please contact Trey Lytal at 561-820-2248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CDC and state health departments around the country are investigating a cluster of severe lung illnesses caused possibly by vaping. The investigation centers around 94 cases in 14 states from June 28 to Aug. 15 of this year.
The CDC released this statement, “The CDC is providing consultation to the departments of health in Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Indiana, and Minnesota about a cluster of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette product use, or “vaping,” primarily among adolescents and young adults. Additional states have alerted CDC to possible (not confirmed) cases and investigations into these cases are ongoing. There is no conclusive evidence that an infectious disease is causing the illnesses. While some cases in each of the states are similar and appear to be linked to e-cigarette product use, more information is needed to determine what is causing the illnesses.”
As the investigation ramps up, the personal stories of teens that have been injured are gaining attention on social media. 16-year-old Florida teen, Chance Ammirata started the social media campaign #LungLove. He recently underwent emergency surgery due to a life-threatening hole that appeared in his lungs after using e-cigarettes for a year and a half. His lung collapsed,
and he was in so much pain he thought he had a heart attack. He now has more than 24 thousand Instagram followers and frequently posts videos of other teens destroying their Juul e-cigarettes.
Ammirata has been very open about his ordeal and has even posted pictures of the hole and other damage done to his lungs. He told CBS This Morning, “I didn’t know I’d be able to reach people from all around the world. It really just touches my heart.”
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath are following these developments closely. If you know of someone that has suffered lung damage due to e-cigarette use, contact us toll-free at 1-800-654-2024.
Click here to read the official news release from the CDC concerning their e-cigarette investigation.
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