E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuits Allege Explosion Of E-Cigarettes And Their Batteries Cause Severe Burn Injuries And Manufacturers Failed To Properly Warn About The Dangers.
Exploding E-Cigarette Lawsuit News: Just as filings continue of exploding e-cigarette lawsuits that allege the devices explode and burn the user’s face, mouth, hand and other body parts, news reports of exploding batteries also continue. The latest incident occurred on Thanksgiving Eve morning in New York when an e-cigarette battery exploded in the pants pocket of a worker at a wine store in Grand Central Terminal. Footage from a surveillance camera video showed the 31-year-old Jamaica, Queens man trying to put out the fire with his hands.
“Fire, in and of itself, is traumatizing and to have an e-cigarette exploding that causes a fire and injuries is even worse. People need to be aware of the dangers associated with e-cigarettes” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
law firm investigating E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits
The firm is currently investigating E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits and is offering free legal E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuit reviews to those who believe they have been harmed by exploding e-cigarettes and suffered severe burns. To speak with one of the firm’s exploding E-cigarette lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the online form.
ABC7NY news reports e-cigarrette explosion injures man when it exploded in his pocket
According to an ABC7NY news report, the man was taken to a local hospital where he was reported in stable condition. However, his hands were burned and he will have to undergo surgery. One of the man’s co-workers said he saw his pocket “engulfed in flames” and “I thought he had a pocket full of fireworks and then I realized he had an e-cigarette.” He said the e-cigarette had a “high-voltage” battery but he was not sure why it caught fire. Another co-worker told ABC7NY that the explosion came “out of nowhere…It just shot at us.”
[abc7ny.com/news/video-e-cig-explodes-inside-mans-pocket-in-grand-central-store/1622511/, November 24, 2016]
E-cigarettes entered the U.S. market in 2007 and were initially not regulated by any government agency or department. The devices soon became a popular alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes. An e-cigarette is powered by a lithium-ion battery and simulates traditional cigarette smoking by producing a heated vapor of liquid nicotine which the smoker inhales. However, the lithium ion battery can overheat, catch on fire and explode. The increasing number of e-cigarette explosions causing injuries prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ask for an extension of its authority to regulate all electronic tobacco products. After being granted the extension, the FDA issued new rules in May that called for manufacturers to receive FDA-approval for electronic tobacco products made after February 2007, if they want to continue selling them to the public.
[fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm499234.htm, FDA, May 5, 2016]
exploding e-cigarette lawsuits contend e-cigarette manufacturers failed to warn
Court documents show that E-cigarette explosion lawsuits contend that manufacturers and retailers fail to warn consumers that e-cigarettes and their batteries have the potential to explode and cause second- and third-degree burns and other injuries to the users. One exploding e-cigarette lawsuit reported by The Wall Street Journal was filed on behalf of a 27-year-old California woman who claimed her e-cigarette exploded, ripped a hole in her mouth and spilled battery acid across her body.
[wsj.com/articles/e-cigarette-users-sue-over-exploding-devices-1467538202, July 3, 2016]
About Southern Med Law And Filing An E-Cigarette explosion lawsuit
The attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to provide legal assistance to clients from around the country who have been the victims of negligence, personal injuries from unsafe consumer products. The firm is Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing doctor. The legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of personal injury claims involving lithium batteries as the from represents clients in e-cigarette lawsuits. They’re not afraid to advocate for their clients against big corporations and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal representation that assures success. For more information on this and other information contact Southern Med law by calling 1-205-547-5525 or visit southernmedlaw.com.
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