Over the years, awareness about the ill effects of tobacco and cigarettes have been growing among the people. With smoking becoming a taboo, people started turning towards the newer and supposedly much safer alternative called the e-cigarette or vape. They were first launched in the United States in 2007 and today there are more than 9 million users of vape or e-cigarettes. However in the recent times with the growing usage of vape cigarettes more and more cases related to vape injuries are coming to the front.
What Is a Vape Pen or an E-Cigarette?
A vape pen is an electronic cigarette like device which generates heated vapour, resembling smoke emitting from cigarettes. The device heats a liquid solution called as juice which gets converted into vapors. In some of the e-cigarette brands, the heating coil automatically gets activated each time the user takes a drag of the cigarette. Whereas many brands require manual activation of the heating coil. A cylindrical lithium-ion battery is used in the vape cigarette to provide energy for heating the coil and vaporizing the liquid nicotine.
Over the last 10 years, Vape devices and their accessories have emerged as one of the fasting growing industry, generating more than $7 billion sales annually.
However most of the 2.5 million American e-cigarette users are not aware that the batteries attached to their devices can explode, which can result in serious or permanent injury to the user. Even though lithium-ion batteries have been commonly used in laptops and cell phones, they are not as susceptible to overheating and exploding like the ones used in vapes and e-cigarettes. The vape injuries can turn out to be extremely serious and grave, because the devices which explode are generally in the user’s mouth or near the face or in the pocket.
Some of the Common Causes of overheating which result in vape injuries are:
- Overcharge of the battery in the device
- Puncture or hold in the device
- External heat causing overheating
- Short circuit in the battery
- Faulty batteries or malfunctioning device
Between 2009 and 2014, 25 reports of explosion and fires due to e-cigarettes or vapes had been registered in the country. These explosions resulted in serious vape injuries as well as serious burns. The list of vape injuries and explosions has been on a rise over the years.
Presently the e-cigarettes or vapes are not regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This lack of regulation and monitoring for these vape devices raises the question about the safety of these products.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of vape injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. You should immediately consult an experienced vape injuries lawyer to protect your legal rights. Our team of experienced lawyers at Khashan Law have been taking on big companies and industries, fighting for the rightful compensation for the victims of injuries.
Compensation for Vape injuries Victims
A vape injuries victim is entitled to receive compensation covering the below expenses and losses:
- Medical expenses both present and future
- Hospitalization costs
- Loss of income or wages
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of Permanent disabilities or injuries
- Compensation for Emotional distress, trauma, suffering
We at Khashan Law will work diligently to ensure that you or your family member who has been a victim of vape injuries, are fairly and fully compensated for your losses. Contact us at 951-461-2387 for a free and confidential consultation.
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The Southern California Personal Injury Lawyers at Khashan Law represents clients injured by dog bites, car accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate to seek the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.
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