E-Cigarette Explosion Lawyers: Reviewing Lawsuits for Burns, Other Injuries
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential e-cigarette injury lawsuits for individuals who have suffered severe burns after an electronic vaping device, or batteries used to power the cigarettes, exploded.
Have You or a Loved One Suffered an
E-Cig Burn Injury?
In recent years, electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs or vapes, have rapidly grown in popularity.
The devices aggressively marketed and sold in stores throughout the U.S., with few regulations to ensure their safety. It now appears that many of these vaping cigs may contain dangerous design defects and pose a serious injury risk for consumers.
Reports suggest that e-cigarette batteries may explode, either while vaping, charging or carrying the device in your pocket. This may result in:
- Severe Burns
- Finger Amputations
Contact our e-cigarette explosion lawyers to review the facts and circumstances surrounding a burn injury suffered by yourself or a loved one.
Electronic Cigarette Burn Risks
Electronic cigarettes are battery powered devices used to vaporize liquid nicotine, which is often flavored and seen as an alternative to smoking. The batteries are often plugged in by wire to USB ports on computers, wall rechargers, or into car cigarette lighters to recharge.
Last month, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a report (PDF) that warned about the e-cigarette explosion risks, which have caused dozens of burns, fires or other problems between 2009 and August 2014. However, as the popularity of e-cigs continues to increase, so have the number of reports involving burns from e-cigarettes.
In some cases, exploding e-cigarettes have caused severe deformity to user’s faces, cheeks or tongues, while others have result in severe burns to the legs or body after the device exploding in a pocket.
It appears that manufacturers of vaping cigarettes and lithium-ion battery packs used to power the electronic devices may have failed to take adequate steps to protect consumers or provide adequate warnings about the safe handling and charging of e-cigarettes.
If you, a friend or family member have suffered a burn injury or other damages, contact our e-cigarette explosion lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review whether financial compensation may be available.
E-cigarette injury lawsuits are being reviewed for individuals throughout the United States, and all cases are being pursued under a contingency fee agreement. This means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our attorneys and we receive no fees or expenses unless a settlement or recovery is obtained in your case.