Southern Med Law Is Investigating E-Cigarette Injury Lawsuits Alleging Chemical Burns And Other Severe Injuries Due To E-Cigarette Explosions.
E-Cigarette Injury Lawsuits: As reports continue to increase of e-cigarettes exploding and causing serious injuries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended its authority to regulate all electronic tobacco products. As more adults and teens are using electronic cigarettes, individuals who have been severely injured by e-cigarette explosions have filed e-cigarette injury lawsuits against makers of e-cigarette manufacturers, distributers and retail stores that allege the products cause severe chemical burns on their face, hands, legs and other body parts when the e-cigarette or its lithium ion battery explodes.
Southern Med Law 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 E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the online form.
New Rules For E-Cigarettes Issued By FDA Hope To Reduce Use Of Electronic Cigarettes
The following are listed as the FDA’s new rules for E-Cigarettes:
- Electronic tobacco products cannot be sold to minors
- Purchasing requires a photo ID to verify age
- Free samples are not allowed to be distributed
- A statement warning that the product is made of nicotine must be placed on packaging and advertisements
Additionally, manufacturers are required to obtain FDA approval of their electronic tobacco products made after February 2007, if they want to continue selling them to the public.
[FDA.GOV:fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm499234.htm, FDA, May 5, 2016]
[FDA.GOV:fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm456610.htm, FDA, May 9, 2016]
“Southern Med Law commends the FDA for stepping up to regulate electronic tobacco products that have allegedly caused serious injuries to some individuals who smoke e-cigarettes and use batteries to charge them,” says Southern Med Law attorneys.
E-cigarettes entered the U.S. market in 2007 and became a popular smoking alternative to conventional tobacco products. In addition to claims of e-cigarettes exploding and causing burns and other injuries, the push for federal regulation of e-cigarette products came amid studies that found a growing number of teenagers were smoking e-cigarettes. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among minors in 2014 and 2015. More than 3 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2015, up from an estimated 2.46 million in 2014.
[fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm456610.htm#references, FDA, May 9, 2016]
E-Cigarette Injury Lawsuits Allege Severe Burns From Exploding E-Cigarettes
Court records show that e-cigarette explosion lawsuits are being filed nationwide on behalf of people injured in explosions involving the e-cigarette or its battery. For instance, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a California man in November after the e-cigarette he was smoking in October exploded near his face and caused serious injuries to his mouth, tongue and left index finger, according to a Los Angeles Times report. In October, a Riverside County (California) Superior Court jury awarded $1.9 million to a woman who said she suffered second-degree burns on her legs, buttocks and hand when the e-cigarette battery she was charging in her vehicle exploded in March 2013.
[latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-e-cigarette-lawsuits-20151119-story.html, The Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2015]
About Southern Med Law And Filing An E-Cigarette Injury 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, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, and defective medical devices. The firm is Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203