E-Cigarette & Vape Burn Injury
Cigarette smoking has been on the decline in Texas and throughout the country. Targeted marketing efforts and medical research detailing the health risks of smoking were successful in encouraging people to quit smoking and discouraging others from starting. While this decline is worth celebrating, cigarette smoking's replacement gives rise to other types of health risks.The Rise of E-Cigarettes and Vaping
As cigarette use diminishes, new forms of tobacco delivery, such as e-cigarettes and vaporizers, are taking its place. These devices market themselves as a "healthier alternative" to traditional cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives this claim mixed reviews and notes that e-cigarettes and vaporizers are far from meeting product safety standards.
E-cigarettes and similarly designed products, like vaporizers, use a lithium-ion or other type of battery for power. While many people express concern regarding the health hazards of inhaling nicotine vapor, there are also documented reports of a little-known risk: the e-cigarette or vaporizer overheating, igniting, and exploding.
In 2018, George Mason University released a report on the incidents of e-cigarette explosions. What they learned is the number of explosions, and subsequent e-cigarette burn injuries have been significantly underestimated. Between 2015 and 2017, there were more than 2,000 emergency room visits due to e-cigarette injuries. However, many people elect not to go to the emergency room, so the study determined the devices injure far more people than hard data indicates. To this end, the study calls for stricter regulation and monitoring of e-cigarettes and vaporizers.What To Do If an E-Cigarette Explosion Injures You
Injuries related to e-cigarette explosion include loss of facial organs, such as lips and teeth, and, in the most severe cases, death. When injury or death occurs as the result of the design of a product, the seller and manufacturer of that product should take responsibility for the damage. However, tracking down an e-cigarette manufacturer is not always easy and might require calling on Texas burn injury attorneys.
Proving a product is defective is a challenging task, and that is why you would benefit from the assistance of a Texas product liability attorney with Carabin Shaw. Our attorneys have the experience to help you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled, and our understanding of the latest research and case law will work to your benefit. Because these types of cases are relatively new, finding the right e-cigarette and vape burn injury attorney in Texas is critical to the pursuit of a successful legal action.Finding Your E-Cigarette and Vape Burn Injury Attorney in Texas
The Texas attorneys with Carabin Shaw have decades of experience helping those who injured as the result of a defective product. Any vape injury attorney with our firm understands complicated product liability laws and is committed to pursuing justice and accountability for those responsible for another person's injuries.
Carabin Shaw is proud of our team of product liability injury lawyers. Each of them works tirelessly on behalf of our clients and will do what is necessary to ensure our clients receive fair compensation.Reach Out to Carabin Shaw Today
Your first step in seeking justice is to call and schedule an initial consultation with a Carabin Shaw e-cigarette and vape burn injury attorney in Texas. Your first visit with us is free of charge and carries no obligation. This meeting gives you an opportunity to understand how we will approach your case and also gives our lawyer a chance to learn more about your situation.
All of our Texas attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not charge any fees until we win your case. Rest assured, when you select an attorney at Carabin Shaw, your best interests and the protection of your rights are always our top priority.
When you need a Texas product liability attorney, reach out to Carabin Shaw toll-free by dialing 800-862-1260. We look forward to hearing from you.