Munley Law is reviewing cases involving potential product liability lawsuits against the makers of electronic cigarettes that have caused serious injuries and burns after an explosion. If you or someone you know have been hurt by an e-cigarette explosion, contact our office to learn about your legal options. Our product liability lawyers have decades of experience obtaining justice for people who have been injured by an unsafe or defective product. We will review the details of your situation, answer your questions, and help you to determine the next steps to take – at no charge. Call (855) 866-5529 or fill out our email form.
E-Cigarettes, E-Cigs, and Vaporizers Causing Serious Burn Injuries
The use of e-cigarettes (or “vaping”) has become an increasingly popular alternative to smoking tobacco, especially among young people. Unfortunately, these devices are currently not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and they have been found to pose unexpected explosion and burn hazards to consumers. As their popularity has grown, so has the number of e-cigarette explosion injuries. The media reported at least 25 incidents between 2009 and 2014. In 2016, there has already been at least three e-cigarette explosions in as many months.
The U.S. Fire Administration released a report of the dangers associated with vaping and how these explosions occur. Powered by lithium ion batteries, e-cigarettes use heat to turn flavored liquid into vapor. While it is typically during charging that the batteries can overheat and rupture, e-cigarettes can explode while being stored in a pocket or bag, causing second or third degree burns. If the vaporizer explodes while in use, it can cause devastating facial injuries and scarring.
In October, 2015, a California woman who suffered second degree burns from an e-cigarette was awarded $1.9 million in a lawsuit against the e-cig distributor and the store where she purchased it.
Have You Been Burned by an Exploding E-Cigarette?
An e-cigarette explosion may be the result of a design flaw, absent safety feature, or lack of adequate instructions and user warnings. If you or someone you know have been burned by an exploding e-cigarette, you may be able to sue for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact an e-cigarette explosion lawyer at Munley Law to learn more about your legal rights and options. We will review the specifics of your situation, answer your questions, and help you determine where to go from there. Our consultations are confidential and absolutely free. At Munley Law, we don’t collect a fee unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you, and you pay nothing upfront or out of your own pocket. If you are injured and unable to meet us at one of our several office locations, we will come to you. Fill out our contact form or call (855) 866-5529.
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