If you or a loved one has recently been injured by an overheating, combusting or exploding electronic cigarette or vape device, please contact a Denver e-cigarette and vape pen lawsuit lawyer at The Fang Law Firm for a free consultation about your legal options. You may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against a manufacturer or distributor. We can help you protect your rights and pursue the justice that you deserve.
An e-cigarette or e-cig – also known as a JUUL or vape pen – is a handheld electronic device that uses a battery to heat liquid and convert it into an aerosol to be inhaled by the user. The liquid that fills an e-cig typically contains nicotine, as well as flavoring and other chemicals. In recent years, e-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 4.5 percent of U.S. adults are current e-cigarette users.
The main product liability issue related to e-cigarette and vape devices is the risk of fires and explosions. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 195 e-cig fire and explosion incidents reported from 2009 to 2016 (the most recent year that data is available). The source of these explosions was traced back to a defect with the lithium-ion battery within the devices.
Since the e-cigarette explosions and fires began, the manufacturers of these devices and their lithium-ion batteries have faced product liability lawsuits for defective and dangerous products. A product liability lawsuit aims to hold a manufacturer or distributor responsible for defective products that injure consumers. If you or a loved one has been injured by an exploding e-cigarette or vape pen, you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit in pursuit of financial compensation.
E-cigarettes contain highly flammable batteries made out of combustible chemicals and materials. Even a minor defect with the battery can create heat and pressure that leads to a fire or explosion. E-cigarette and vape explosions can cause severe injuries, including:
Many victims have been permanently maimed and even killed from defective electronic cigarette devices. No matter what type of injury you suffered, our Denver personal injury lawyers at The Fang Law Firm can help you protect your rights through a personal injury or product liability lawsuit in Denver.
Hiring an attorney to represent you when going up against an e-cig or vape manufacturing company can increase your chances of a successful outcome. An attorney knows Colorado’s product liability laws and how to negotiate with a powerful corporation for fair and full financial compensation on your behalf. Your lawyer can investigate the incident, collect evidence, identify the defendant and take over the claims process for you. You and your family will have everything that you need to heal and move forward after hiring an attorney for assistance with the complicated legal process.
If you have been involved in an e-cigarette or vape pen fire or explosion, the attorneys at The Fang Law Firm can help. We provide diligent and compassionate legal advocacy for individuals and families in Denver and throughout Colorado. We can help you hold one or more parties accountable for a defective e-cigarette. Schedule your free initial consultation in Denver by calling (303) 993-4323 or contacting us online anytime.