E-Cigarette Risks: Explosions and Burns Texas Attorneys
Even if e-cigarettes don’t stick around as the cigarette of the future, they are the cigarette alternative of the moment. Those who smoke vaporizers or e-cigarettes in Texas should understand the risks because this trend comes with dangers as well. E-cigarettes have a passageway for vapor known as a ‘thermal runway,’ that heats up when you pull from the mouthpiece. One of the most dangerous parts of these vapes is the battery compartment, which can explode. As more people convert to electronic cigarettes and vapes instead of cigarettes and cigars, there are more stories of injury and explosion every day and more need for qualified Texas attorneys to handle these cases.Determining Fault in E-Cigarette Malfunctions
Product liability injury lawyers who understand the law can help you figure out what happened to your e-cigarette and who should be held responsible. Due in part to the e-cigarettes’ relative newness, there is very little regulation of safe production practices. The FDA only officially monitors the production of vaporizers designed to help you quit smoking. Because of this lack of regulation, it may seem like e-cigarette companies can get away with almost anything unless you have a vape injury attorney on your side.
Beyond manufacturing concerns, there is a growing trend within the vaping community of modifying a vape or e-cig either before or after purchase. This process can be hazardous and increase the chance of an explosion. If you bought your vape from an unreliable retailer who modified the device, they could be held responsible for your injuries.
Taking this information into consideration can help you determine who is at fault. Manufacturers and retailers are some of the parties that the law may hold accountable for your injuries. Filing a successful negligence claim is easier with the guidance of a lawyer, and the Texas burn injury attorneys with Carabin Shaw are here to look into the specifics of your case.Product Safety: E-Cigarette Risks vs. Reward
While e-cigarettes can cause less stress on your lungs than the tar-packed contents of a tobacco cigarette, they also provide a new set of dangers, like the risk of burning and explosion. Over the past decade, there have been 195 reported instances of exploding e-cigarette or malfunctioning vapes in the United States. Almost fifty of these cases required skin grafts. Medical professionals now understand these events are more than isolated issues, and Texas attorneys know that the e-cigarette risks of explosions and burns are serious.
An exploding e-cigarette can cause burns and other damage to the skin, and a vaporizer overheating can also increase the chances of the user inhaling overheated vaporizer juice. In the event of a mechanical malfunction, a vaporizer could even defect and inject piping hot liquid vaporizer juice into your lungs.
If any of these has happened to you, a Texas product liability attorney with Carabin Shaw can help you obtain reparations for many different types of burns and injuries. The vape can explode during use or in your pocket, which means that vape-related trauma can occur just about anywhere on the body. Some of the most common areas include:
Ultimately, e-cigarette burn injuries can happen to even the safest users. If the e-cigarette explosion has affected your quality of life and traces back to a product defect or other unforeseen risk, our team of lawyers is here to help you in your fight for compensation.
Because e-cigarette risks include explosions and burns, Texas attorneys from Carabin Shaw are standing by to help you. Even though the FDA organized a public workshop in 2017 to educate people are these risks, increasing public awareness about the potential dangers associated with e-cigarettes is an ongoing process.
If you have experienced some form of loss or damage associated with the explosions and burns and other e-cigarette risks, our Texas attorneys want to hear from you. We will not charge you unless we win your case, and your initial consultation with our firm is free.
Contact a Texas Carabin Shaw lawyer today, toll-free, by dialing 800-862-1260.