While e-cigarettes are seen as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, an e-cigarette explosion is not uncommon. If an electronic cigarette explodes during transport, catastrophic injuries can occur, especially if the device is in the user’s hand or pants pocket. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by an exploding e-cigarette, an experienced product liability attorney can help you obtain meaningful compensation.
At J&Y Law, our practice is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims. Our legal team is currently handling injury claims arising from e-cigarette explosions. We have a proven history of pursuing successful product liability lawsuits against all types of manufacturers and distributors, including e-cigarette makers such as Juul. If you have been injured in an e-cigarette explosion during transport, we will provide you with the powerful representation you deserve.
Electronic Cigarette Battery Explosions
Electronic cigarettes are powered by lithium-ion batteries that are susceptible to overheating, which can result in an explosion that causes serious injuries or fatalities. If an e-cigarette explodes during transport, users who are holding the device can suffer injuries to their fingers and hands. If the device explodes while it is being carried in a pants pocket, injuries to the thigh and groin can occur.
An e-cigarette explosion can be caused by several factors, such as punctures, short circuits, and faulty cells. The experienced product liability attorneys at J&Y are highly experienced at pursuing product liability claims arising from:
- Design defects — flaws during the design phase of an e-cigarette that impact the manufacturing process, making the vaping devices defective
- Manufacturing defects — defects that occur while an electronic cigarette is being manufactured or assembled and may result in explosions, causing catastrophic injuries to users
- Marketing defects — electronic cigarette manufacturers may have provided defective products to users or failed to warn them of the dangers associated with these devices
To have a valid claim, it is necessary to demonstrate that there is a direct link between your injuries and the defective vape device.
What to do after an e-cigarette explosion injury
If you have been injured while transporting an e-cigarette, you should immediately seek medical treatment. Severe injuries to the hands or fingers can result in a loss of digits or permanent disability. An e-cigarette that explodes in a user’s pocket can cause deep tissue burns, as well as muscle and bone damage. Having proper medical care can prevent injuries from worsening while delaying medical treatment can undermine the validity of your injury claim.
In addition, the medical records of your treating physician and any other subsequent care you receive will serve as valuable evidence in your injury claim. It is also crucial to document and take pictures of your injuries. Finally, don’t discard the device or any of its components and keep any clothes you were wearing at the time of the electronic cigarette explosion.
Once you have been treated for your injuries, contact the experienced product liability attorneys at J&Y Law as soon as possible. We routinely collaborate with a network of accident experts who can examine the electronic cigarette for manufacturing defects and design flaws.
Damages You Can Recover in an E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuit
Our legal team will assess the validity of your claim and explore all your options. We have the knowledge and skills to help you obtain significant compensation, which includes economic and noneconomic damages:
- Economic damages — These damages are designed to cover your actual financial losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and property damage.
- Non-economic damages — These damages are intended to compensate you for intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, permanent disabilities, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional harm.
When you consult J&Y Law, we will fight tirelessly to make sure you obtain the medical care you need and the maximum compensation you deserve.
How To Protect Yourself from Defective Juul Devices
Although electronic cigarette explosions during transport are not uncommon, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from injuries:
- Only charge the e-cigarette with a compatible adapter
- Don’t leave the device unattended while it is charging
- Avoid overcharging the electronic cigarette
- Don’t carry an electronic cigarette in your pants pocket
Regardless of the preventative measures you take, defective e-cigarette batteries and charges can explode, causing serious injuries.
Contact Our Los Angeles E-cigarette Explosion Attorney
If you have been injured by an e-cigarette explosion during transport, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The best way to enforce your rights is to consult our experienced product liability attorneys at J&Y Law. We have a proven track record of holding manufacturers accountable for providing defective products to consumers and making sure our clients receive just compensation.
Knowing that being injured in an electronic cigarette explosion is an overwhelming experience, we will offer you knowledge, compassion and a superior level of personal service. We handle all injury claims on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing to us until we win compensation for you. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.