E-Cigarette Explosion Injuries
Vaping (smoking electronic cigarettes) has become all the rage in the last few years. Electronic cigarettes, or E-cigs, were originally touted as a healthy alternative to conventional smoking because they produce vapor, as opposed to smoke, for inhaling. But a growing body of research is showing that vaping may not be so healthy after all.
For one thing, e-cigs contain the carcinogen formaldehyde. Also, they’ve been shown to increase a person’s chances of contracting pneumonia and other lung diseases. But probably the most frightening phenomenon about e-cigs is the increasing number of explosions that have been occurring. If you’ve been injured by an e-cigarette or any other defective product, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. To find out more about your legal rights and options, you’ll need to speak to a qualified product liability attorney.
We have been successfully representing injury victims and their families for over 20 years. Call the Sacramento defective product lawyers at Demas Law Group, P.C., today for free consultation at (916) 444-0100.
The Problem of E-cigarette Explosions
A growing health risk associated with vaping is e-cigarette explosions. Like modern medical devices, the reasons for the explosions have been linked to the overheating of the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices. There have been instances where a battery in a person’s pocket made contact with spare change or keys causing the battery to overheat and explode like a small rocket.
In some cases, e-cigarettes have exploded while being used, causing the vaper to lose teeth, parts of their tongues, and suffer facial burns. Just do an Internet search for e-cigarette explosions and you will see some disturbing pictures.
Compensation for Damages From Defective E-cigarettes
If you have been injured by an exploding e-cigarette, you will likely have accrued significant medical bills. Demas Law Group, P.C., is currently investigating e-cigarette related injury cases. We can help you build a strong product liability claim. In a product liability claim, you may be able to receive compensation for any of the following damages:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical bills related to your injury (such as skin grafts, plastic surgery, etc.)
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injury or disability
- Loss of sight
- Lost wages
- Loss of career or earning capacity
- Diminished earning capacity
- Punitive damages
Who Can Be Held Liable For My E-Cigarette Injury in Sacramento?
In a product liability claim, several parties may be held liable for your injuries. These possible parties include:
- The product’s designer
- The product’s manufacturer
- The wholesaler of the product
- The retail outlet that sold you the product
- The party in charge of marketing the product if they failed to provide adequate safety warnings and instructions for use
In a product liability claim, you don’t have to prove any of the liable parties were negligent, you only have to prove that their product caused your injury. But product liability lawsuits can be very complicated and manufacturers fight them aggressively. To get the settlement you deserve, you’ll need experienced legal representation.
Contact Demas Law Group, P.C., Today If You’ve Been Injured by an E-Cigarette Explosion
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