In recent years, the use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes has grown in popularity. E-cigarettes are battery-powered, using a heating element to vaporize liquid through a cartridge.

One concern regarding e-cigarette use is a growing number of reported explosions. 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.

Injuries Reported

In 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported 195 injuries related to e-cigarette explosions or fires between 2009 and 2016. This number has increased significantly as of late, rising from 15 in 2014 to 98 in 2016. While reported incidents resulted in 38 cases of severe injuries, the likelihood of unreported events means the real number could be much higher.


Notable Cases

Recent cases of injury caused by exploding or igniting e-cigarette include:

  • A 24-year-old man who died when his vape pen exploded, severing his carotid artery.
  • A 38-year-old who died when an exploding e-cigarette sent shrapnel through his skull.
  • A man who was left with a hole in his tongue when an e-cigarette he used exploded.

If you have suffered harm caused by a defective e-cigarette, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at 203-876-2711 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.


We Can Help

At Carter Mario, our team has decades of combined legal experience in negotiating defective product cases. We know what it takes to bring our clients maximum compensation for the losses they have suffered—and to do so in a timely manner.

We understand state and federal laws—and will create a results-driven strategy crafted specifically around the details of your case. After carefully reviewing the evidence, we will file a claim seeking full, fair compensation for your injuries.

When you or someone you love suffers harm after using a defective product, you need experience on your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights. Just call 203-876-2711 today. You can also submit a FREE Initial Consultation Form. We know serious injury claims—and stand ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

The Carter Mario team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access to our compassionate attorneys—along with our exclusive No Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple. Call 203-876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario can do for you.

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