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Exploding E-Cigarettes: Do You Have a Case?

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

man using e-cigarette

As more and more people are quitting smoking, they are looking for other alternatives that may be a little safer. E-cigarettes are becoming more popular, allowing people to smoke without all of the harmful side effects.

However, that being said, they aren't as safe as many people think. In fact, many people are injured when the batteries explode. Even though these batteries are protected with shrink wrap, any damage to it makes cigarettes are a true fire hazard. Many of these injuries occur when the batteries are charging.

Can you use if you were injured due to an exploding e-cigarette?

Yes. You may have a product liability lawsuit, which can be quite complex.

What will I have to prove?

In order to win your product liability lawsuit, you will have to prove that your product was defective. This can be proven in three different ways.

  • Defective design. If there are a lot of people injured using the same product, you may be able to prove that there is a flaw in the design of the product, making it unsafe and potentially dangerous.
  • Defective production. If there were only a few injured, something might have happened during the production process. When this happens, the company may issue a recall and halt production until it can be fixed.
  • Defective marketing. If your e-cigarette didn't come with adequate safety warning, you might have a case. You may also have a case if you didn't receive any instruction with it. Because of this, you may have used it improperly, or the product didn't do what it should have done.

So, what should I do?

You need to hire an experienced lawyer to help you. Don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to discuss your case to see what your options are, going forward. If you decide to proceed, we will be with you every step of the way.




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