Vaping Devices Can Cause Serious Injury
Authorities and consumers in California and across the country have been caught off guard by the recent and widespread use of vaping devices. These devices, typically meant to vaporize nicotine, have skyrocketed in popularity, leaving regulators to try to move quickly to combat the safety issues associated with them. The attorneys at Alexander Law Group, LLP, are seasoned product liability and personal injury attorneys in San Jose, California, and they are ready to proactively represent you if you have been injured.
One Teen’s Horror Story
With the proliferation of nicotine vaping, companies have flooded the market with cheap forms of electronic cigarettes with varying degrees of safety. The small devices, in the form of “pens” or larger handheld devices, contain a battery, a cartridge of fluid and an atomizer. While some health officials argue vaping nicotine is safer than smoking cigarettes, there is still a serious danger for users.
A case that caught national attention in 2019 involved a teenager in Nevada who was using a device when it exploded, cracking his jaw and shattering a chunk of bone. He lost several teeth and required two surgeries to fix the damage. In recent years there have been thousands of reports of vaping devices exploding or burning their users, and several deaths have also been reported.
Why Do Vaping Devices Explode?
Most experts agree that the common culprit in a vaping device fire or explosion is the lithium-ion batteries that power them. As these batteries reach a certain temperature, they can ignite, causing serious facial injury. In some cases, the batteries may have been manufactured incorrectly or modified by the user. The Food and Drug Administration also points to improper battery usage. It recommends only using batteries meant for your device, avoiding overcharging and extreme temperatures.
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The attorneys at Alexander Law Group, LLP, are nationally recognized and award-winning litigators with a track record of success in 24 states. We have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients from some of the largest companies and insurance agencies in the country and are ready to take them on for you. When a company manufactures a defective device or does not provide enough warning to its users, they should be held accountable for their negligence.
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At Alexander Law Group, LLP, we fight to win. To put our experienced attorneys on your side and battle these negligent companies, call for a free consultation. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you are not charged a cent unless we win compensation for you. Get started today by calling 888-777-1776 or by using our online contact form.