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E-Cigarette Explosion Injuries
Handled By Jacksonville Product Liability Attorneys
The personal injury lawyers at King Law Firm are reviewing potential e-cigarette injury lawsuits for North Carolina residents who have suffered severe injuries and burns after using an electronic vaping device that malfunctioned or exploded. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, or vapes, have grown in popularity in recent years.
Electronic cigarettes have not been well-regulated and there are still very few rules and regulations regarding their distribution throughout the United States. As a result of their increasing popularity, stores have been aggressively marketing and selling them to consumers without first knowing if they are completely safe for use. Many of these products have potentially dangerous defects that can cause serious harm and even death, in some cases.
Some reports suggest that electronic cigarettes may have batteries that explode, will explode during use, or will even malfunction while charging.
These defects and malfunctions can cause:
Loss of sight
Facial and limb disfigurement
Electronic Cigarette Burn & Injury Risks
Used as an alternative to smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are devices powered by batteries used to vaporize flavored, liquid nicotine. Electronic cigarette batteries are charged by being plugged in by wire to USB ports on car cigarette lighters, wall chargers, and computers.
Recently, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a report alerting consumers about the e-cigarette explosion risks, which are responsible for dozens of fires, burns, and other injuries/problems from 2009 to August 2014. As one may be able to guess, as the popularity of electronic cigarettes has grown, so too has the number of injuries and dangerous explosion incidents.
Often times, defective electronic cigarettes caused significant injuries to the users’ faces, while others have suffered severe burns to the legs or body due to the e-cigarette exploding in a pocket.
The manufacturers of vaping cigarettes and lithium-ion battery packs used to power these electronic devices may have failed in their duty to protect consumers or provide sufficient warning in regard to the proper and safe storage and charging of e-cigarettes.
Get the Legal Representation You Deserve!
If you, a friend, or family member has suffered a burn injury or other injury, contact our Jacksonville product liability lawyers at King Law Firm for a free case review to determine if financial compensation is available.
We are accepting e-cigarette cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you will pay nothing out of pocket to hire our firm, and we only receive our fees if a recovery or settlement is successfully obtained for your case.
Call our office today at (910) 446-3080 to schedule a free consultation.