E-Cigarette Burn Attorney in Birmingham
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E-cigarettes and vaporizers have grown in popularity as an alternative
to cigarettes, with some claiming that “vaping” does not have
the same adverse health effects as traditional smoking. While the long
term effects of these devices have yet to be determined, numerous incidents
have been reported of electronic cigarettes exploding while being charged,
used, or stored in a user’s pocket, resulting in serious
burns and damage to the teeth, tongue, and lips. If you have been injured by
an e-cigarette or vaporizer explosion, you may have grounds to pursue
monetary compensation for your suffering.
Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law, our knowledgeable Birmingham burn injury attorneys have recovered millions
on behalf of injured clients and can provide the powerful representation
you need to maximize your potential recovery. With more than 25 years
of proven legal experience, we have what it takes to ensure your rights
Call (888) 906-3955 today to discuss your injuries with our skilled professionals
What Is a Vaporizer, and How Can They Explode?
E-cigarettes and vaporizers are small, battery-powered nicotine delivery
systems that produce a heated vapor from a flavored solution that mimics
the sensation of traditional tobacco smoking. The energy used to produce
this heat is obtained from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is
housed within the devices. If these batteries should overheat, they can
combust during use.
Overheating can be caused by any of the following:
- Overcharging of the battery
- Punctured batteries
- External heat-sources
- Internal short-circuiting
- Internal cell fault
- Mismatched batteries and chargers
How to Treat a Burn from a Vape Pen
If you or someone you love has been burned by an E-Cigarette or a Vape
Pen, it is important to address your wounds immediately and carefully
in the following ways:
Minor Burns- For burns that are smaller than one inch in diameter, use a cold compress
and daily cleanse the affected area with mild soap and water.
Severe Burns- For burns that are blackened, near the face or genitals, or is more than
three inches in diameter, do not hesitate to seek medical help from a
Despite their popularity, electronic smoking devices are currently not
regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. This means that unsafe
products may be being released to the public without their knowledge.
If you have been seriously burned by your vaporizer or e-cigarette, you
may be able to file a legal claim against the device’s manufacturer
in pursuit of compensation for your resulting medical bills, pain and
suffering, lost wages, reduced quality of life, and emotional distress.
Our firm’s attorneys can review the exact cause of your injuries
and determine the most appropriate course of action to pursue.
Powerful Advocacy with Zero Risk
At Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law, our team of Birmingham personal
injury lawyers are passionate about standing up for the rights of consumers
against the manufacturers of unsafe products. With personalized advocacy
and an unshakable dedication to preserving your wellbeing, we can handle
the legal heavy lifting on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery
with peace of mind. Best of all, we only accept our cases on a contingency
basis. If we do not win, you do not pay!
Our skilled legal professionals are standing by.
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