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 Feller Daniel, 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.