E-Cigarette Explosion

The risks of smoking are well-documented. In fact, many tobacco users are desperate for a safer alternative – enter the e-cigarette. Manufacturers claim that e-cigarettes are less toxic and less addictive than their traditional counterparts, and therefore, the perfect solution for those looking to cut back on smoking. Unfortunately, research suggests otherwise. Not only do e-cigarettes contain a noxious mix of chemicals (including highly-addictive nicotine), they’re also known to prompt a variety of devastating injuries.

Until recently, e-cigarette dangers have been widely underestimated and underreported, but that’s about to change. A data analysis published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reveals that these devices caused over 2,000 hospitalizations relating to explosions and burn injuries between 2015 and 2017. The sooner the public takes action, the better our chances of preventing future explosions.

What Causes E-Cigarette Injuries?

The exact cause of e-cigarette explosions remains unclear. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that battery issues may have a role. For example, packages often fail to alert users that removing the device’s batteries can cause shortages. Because the e-cigarette industry remains largely unregulated, devices are often poorly manufactured and minimally tested.

Common E-Cigarette Injuries

E-cigarette explosions can prompt a variety of severe injuries, including:

  • 1st-, 2nd-, or even 3rd-degree burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Lost teeth
  • Lacerations

The injuries outlined above are both physically and emotionally harmful. Victims may also develop post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health conditions. Others may suffer from poor body images due to burn damage or facial injuries.

Why Contact an E-Cigarette Explosion Lawyer?

The public remains largely unaware of the risks of e-cigarettes — and until the Food and Drug Administration cracks down on manufacturers, users will remain at risk. Working with an e-cigarette explosion attorney may be your best bet not only for securing the damages you deserve but also for holding manufacturers accountable.

Your e-cigarette attorney can help you prove that negligence prompted your horrific accident and is to blame for your current suffering. With an aggressive approach, it may be possible to secure damages covering:

  • Hospitalization
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Loss of wages
  • Emotional duress

The damages secured in your e-cigarettes case could cover costly treatments such as skin grafts and cosmetic surgery. These may be needed not only to ease your physical pain but also to address the emotional trauma that occurs every day when you look in the mirror and see the signs of your injury.

Why Morgan & Morgan?

E-cigarette lawsuits are complex. You need attorneys with proven track records and expertise to properly navigate an e-cigarette personal injury claim. Morgan & Morgan can help uncover the evidence necessary to deliver justice for you. Our talented attorneys employ a personalized and strategic approach to guarantee you’re getting the best service and results possible. These damages won’t eliminate the pain you’ve suffered, but they can provide both financial relief and a sense of justice.

It’s time to hold e-cigarette manufacturers responsible for their wide-scale negligence. Reach out today to learn more about what we can do for you and to schedule a free case evaluation.

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