e-Cigarettes Linked to Serious Injuries
Vaping has become one of the most popular alternatives to smoking cigarettes. On the surface, it seems to be a pretty good trade. Inhaling vaporized liquid is far better than inhaling cigarette smoke, right? Maybe. There’s some debate among researchers as to whether or not the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is safe to inhale. The studies are ongoing, but we’re betting the results won’t be good for the e-cigarette industry. In the meantime, however, there’s an even more pressing danger that consumers should be wary of—one that could result in serious harm to e-cigarette users.
Some e-cigarette devices have been known to catch fire or explode while being charged or while in use, resulting in severe burns, amputations, and disfigurements. The defect lies with the lithium ion batteries that power the devices. Because the e-cigarette industry remains unregulated, many of these devices go straight to market without proper safety testing. As a result, there have been hundreds of reported cases of exploding e-cigarettes to date, and impacted consumers are beginning to fight back.
If you or someone you love was injured due to a defective e-cigarette, join the growing list of consumers bringing lawsuits against the manufacturers. Call our St. Louis product liability attorneys for a free evaluation of your claim. You or your loved one may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries, but may be subject to time limitations. You can’t afford to wait to get the help you need, so call now.