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Have You Suffered Burn Injuries from an E-Cigarette?

Over the last several decades, campaigns warning the public of the dangers of cigarettes smoking have been successful. The number of people who smoke continues to decline across the country, including Texas. While this is cause to celebrate, there is another concern, e-cigarettes, taking its place.

The Rise of Electronic Smoking

Over the last several years, e-cigarettes and vaporizers have increased in popularity both among those who are trying to kick the nicotine habit and those who want to start smoking but are turned off by traditional cigarettes. As of last year, e-cigarettes and related products were part of a $44.6 billion industry. Reports from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that one health risk replaced another, and there is one especially troublesome danger that e-cigarettes pose: explosion.

E-Cigarette Explosions

A 2018 report from George Mason University revealed that federal agencies grossly underestimate the number of injuries from e-cigarettes explosions. Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only loosely regulates them, the safety of e-cigarettes is highly suspect.

There is a known problem in the design of the device posing a significant risk to public safety. The lithium-ion batteries used to power e-cigarettes and vape pens can lead to the vaporizer overheating. These vaporizers can ignite and, in some cases, explode.

Those who smoke e-cigarettes run the risk of serious injury with each use. The manner in which the devices explode can lead to severe burns, loss of teeth and other facial organs, and even death. The problem noted in the George Mason University report is many of these cases are underreported. If you have suffered burn injuries from an e-cigarette in Texas, it is worth reporting your case to your doctor and a lawyer.

Burn Injuries from an E-Cigarettes

E-cigarette burn injuries are excruciating and often leave victims severely disfigured. With so many of these instances going unreported, one is left to wonder why. Most often, those hurt by e-cigarettes may not know they have a legal remedy to their injuries.

The number of e-cigarette explosions indicates a definite problem with the design of these devices. In this case, the manufacturers of these dangerous instruments should be held accountable for the injuries suffered by so many. Product liability injury lawyers are committed to helping those who have been injured by defective products, such as e-cigarettes.

Have you suffered burn injuries from an e-cigarette in Texas? If so, you want to find a vape injury attorney with experience in product liability law and who is committed to protecting your rights. The Texas burn injury attorneys of Carabin Shaw are prepared to stand with you when an e-cigarette explosion harms you. Each of our attorneys is committed to helping those who have been injured by defective product design receive the compensation to which they are entitled.

With e-cigarette use on the rise in Texas and throughout the country, the chances of being injured by an explosion are increasing. If you've been hurt in this way, you want to know you have an advocate in the legal system and the Texas product liability attorneys at Carabin Shaw are your most reliable partners.

Have you suffered burn injuries from an e-cigarette in Texas? Then call our office today and schedule an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will never charge you any fees until we win your case.

Let Us Be Your Advocate In Court

When a defective product, like an e-cigarette, injures you, we believe you should know where you could turn for the best legal help. The Texas product liability attorneys of Carabin Shaw have decades of experience in product liability law and are ready to stand with you. Call our Texas office today and let us work to protect your rights.

To speak to a Carabin Shaw lawyer about product safety, dial 800-862-1260.

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