E-Cigarette Lawsuits in Connecticut
Injured? Our Defective Product Attorneys Can Help!
Over the past few years, “vaping,” or using electronic cigarettes, has become commonplace throughout America. First popularized as a healthy alternative to cigarettes, e-cigarettes have since been known to come with serious health risks. Not only do e-cigarettes contain the carcinogen formaldehyde, they also increase the person’s risk of developing pneumonia and lung diseases. However, the biggest concern is not with these silent killers, but with the growing number of reports from consumers regarding e-cigarette explosions.
If you or someone you know was injured by an e-cigarette explosion, our firm may be able to help. At Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, our clients are our first priority, and we are passionate about dedicating our time and energy to pursuing justice on behalf of the injured. We have already recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and we want to help you, too.
E-cigarettes hit the market in 2007 as a replacement for standard cigarettes. The new devices are battery-powered, usually by a rechargeable lithium battery. E-cigs use a heating element to vaporize liquid administered through a cartridge. The user will then inhale the heated liquid once it becomes an aerosolized vapor, which is said to feel similar to smoking tobacco.
Dangers of E-Cigarettes
Unfortunately, some of the mechanisms inside e-cigarettes may sometimes react, causing dangerous explosions. The lithium batteries and chargers have been blamed for the explosions, though there can also be issues with other components of the device. Of the reported cases of e-cigarette explosions, nearly one-third occurred while in the user’s possession or during use. Additionally, 40% of the explosions resulted in burns.
In either case, numerous consumers have reported e-cigarette explosions either while charging, while in use, or when completely dormant. E-cigarette explosions have caused severe facial burns, hand injuries, and leg injuries from e-cigs that have exploded while being carried in pockets. These dangerous devices have even started fires after exploding in luggage or near other flammable objects.
Seek Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
If you were harmed by an e-cigarette explosion, you may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, as well as punitive damages.
Contact a Connecticut defective products attorney at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers to discuss your potential case.