Protecting Your Legal Rights After an Electronic Cigarette Explosion
For decades, there have been health warnings and risks associated with smoking cigarettes. As people started to wean off of cigarettes, another “safer” alternative started to surface – electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or vaporizers. Unfortunately, these are not any safer than their predecessors.
The Increasing Popularity of E-Cigarettes
According to the American Lung Association, the use of electronic cigarettes by young people has beaten the use of traditional, paper and tobacco cigarettes. Although many people believe that electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking, they are unaware of the potential dangers associated with electronic cigarettes.
Unfortunately, the increase in the popularity of e-cigarettes also means the increase of injury until these products are regulated and kept to strict safe manufacturing protocols. Many of these products have already been proven dangerous. Consumers are not adequately informed and warned of these dangers.
Unlike traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes or “vapes” are not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As such, unsafe products could be released and sold to the public, unbeknownst of the potential risks and dangers. In fact, e-cigarette manufacturers are currently facing dozens of lawsuits from consumers who were seriously injured by exploding lithium-ion batteries associated with their products.
If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of injury from an unregulated electronic cigarette or vape or the chargers for these products, you may have certain legal rights. You should immediately consult with a Los Angeles e-cigarette exploding attorney to discuss your legal rights.
Common Injuries Associated With E-Cigarettes
The main problem associated with e-cigarettes involves their lithium-ion batteries, which pack a lot of power in a small size. The problem is that the battery packs in the vapes explode much easier and more frequently than the batteries in other handheld devices, such as cell phones.
One of the most common injuries associated with e-cigarette explosions include burns, more specifically third-degree burns. Other serious incidents include:
- Broken teeth
- Finger amputation
- Jaw wired shut
- Drivers losing control of vehicles
- House fires
- Luggage exploding on planes
Do I Have an E-Cigarette Lawsuit?
The Law Offices of Samer Habbas is currently accepting e-cigarette induced injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by an exploding or otherwise defective e-cigarette or vape, you should immediately consult with our attorneys for a free case consultation.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our lawyers, please call us at 888.848.5084.