E-Cigarette and Vaping Dangers
Numerous reports have recently focused on e-cigarettes or vape devices and the high risks involved in using them. Several people have been hospitalized and some nearly killed due to defective parts malfunctioning, especially batteries. You may have increased risk of injury or even death if you’ve used an e-cigarette or “vaped”. If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury from an e-cigarette malfunction, please contact us using the form on this page or call us at 424-245-5505. You may be part of a class action lawsuit. For more on how defective products affect people negatively, click here.
Risk of Serious Injury
Many Americans have recently been injured by e-cigarettes and vaping. Earlier this year in California’s Riverside County, a jury awarded a woman nearly $1.9 million after she sued the distributor, wholesaler and store where she bought vaping devices that exploded. The woman was badly burned after an e-cigarette battery burst into flames in her car. The battery may have been related to the car charger. Recently a Bakersfield, California resident filed a lawsuit against the store that sold e-cigarettes to him for burns he suffered when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. The man’s injuries required skin grafts.
An Anaheim Hills, California teen was severely burned when an e-cigarette he was using exploded. In February, a San Diego, California man was hospitalized after an e-cigarette exploded inside his smoke shop. A college student in Colorado Springs, Colorado was badly hurt in November after an e-cigarette exploded in his face. The man suffered a fractured vertebrae, facial fractures, and extensive damage to his teeth during a smoke break. For more information on how class action lawsuits help average people, click here.
The e-cigarette and vaping industry produces multi billions in sales of dollars. The majority of e-cigarette parts and devices sold in the United States are manufactured in China. The relatively new industry is reportedly almost totally unregulated despite having huge sales, with few safeguards for consumer protection. The agency that tracks incidents involving faulty e-cigarettes, the U.S. Fire Administration, reports that millions of people use the stop-smoking aids. The administration’s report said e-cigarettes run on lithium ion batteries that have flammable liquid electrolytes which may explode when they overheat. Overheating reportedly can occur when the batteries receive too much voltage while charging or when overheating from prolonged use. Many of the injuries reported come from people putting the e-cigarette parts together improperly, resulting in explosions and fires.
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones
Many incidents have recently been reported involving defective or improperly used e-cigarettes that have caused serious injuries. If you have suffered as a result of e-cigarettes or vaping, you may potentially have a claim. Find out if you might be part of a class action lawsuit against e-cigarette companies by contacting us using the form on this page or call us at 424-245-5505. Protect yourself and your loved ones from dangerous defective products like this.