E-cigarettes, commonly referred to as “e-cigs” or vapes, use coils powered by lithium-ion polymer batteries to turn liquefied nicotine solutions into an inhalable vapor. Sold online and in a variety of stores, the devices account for more than $7 billion in sales each year.
More than 2.5 million Americans use e-cigs, and the devices are often marketed to people of all ages as a “safer alternative” to traditional cigarettes. But what many users don’t know is the batteries that power vaping devices have been linked to explosions causing severe injuries and permanent disfigurement.
If you or someone you love was burned, blinded, or disfigured by a defective e-cigarette explosion, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we’re ready to help you take legal action. Call our team at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form now.
E-Cig Batteries Can Explode and Catch Fire
The e-cigarette industry is relatively new, and vape manufacturers and distributors are subject to very few regulations. As a result, product packaging isn’t required to carry consumer warnings, and the products themselves aren’t required to undergo safety testing before hitting store shelves.
Unfortunately for consumers, the lithium-ion polymer batteries that power these devices are designed in a way that makes them prone to failure. The cylindrical battery structure is weakest at the ends, where they can rupture without warning.
E-cigarette battery ruptures can cause a sudden release of pressure that shoots the end of the battery out like a bullet—endangering cigarette users and anyone who happens to be standing nearby. In many cases, devices explode unattended while charging.
E-cigarette explosions can cause a range of serious and disfiguring injuries, such as:
- Severe burns and scarring
- Loss of vision
- Finger amputations
- Facial and limb disfigurement
Get Help With Your E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuit
At Cory Watson Attorneys, our e-cigarette injury lawyers can investigate your claim, determine the parties whose negligence caused your injuries, and fight to get you the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one were injured by an e-cigarette explosion or fire, Cory Watson wants to talk to you. As a leading national injury law firm, we have the experience and resources to take on big corporations and help protect your legal rights. Contact our 24/7 legal team now—dial (877) 562-0000 or fill out a free initial consultation form for a free case review.