E-Cigarettes Linked to Serious Injuries
March 1st, 2016|
Over the past few years, e-cigarettes have garnered incredible success, making millions for manufacturers. These devices contain a cartridge filled with nicotine solution. Battery operated coils heat this solution and turn it into a vapor, which the user inhales. Part of the appeal for these devices is the assumption that vaping is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, many users are discovering that some e-cigarettes pose significant injury risk.
Recently, there have been several reports of the lithium ion batteries that power e-cigarettes catching fire or even exploding. At least one-third of these fires occur while the e-cigarette is in use, causing severe injuries to the user, such as:
- Severe burns and scarring
- Loss of vision
- Finger amputations
- Facial and limb disfigurement
The other two-thirds of incidents occur while the device is still on the charger, leading to home fires that endanger lives and cause substantial financial loss. The e-cigarette industry remains unregulated, putting millions of Americans using these devices at risk of bodily harm. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we believe these manufacturers should be held accountable for the injuries their products cause, which is why our product liability lawyers are actively seeking cases involving defective e-cigarette devices.
If you or someone you love was injured by a defective e-cigarette, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Call us today for a free evaluation of your claim.