Many smokers have traded in their packs of cigarettes for nicotine in an electronic form because it is considered a safer way to smoke. Recent events have shown that electronic cigarettes have inherent dangers of themselves, however.
An alarming number of electronic cigarettes have exploded, causing burns and serious injuries. In one circumstance, an e-cigarette explosion hospitalized a man for longer than a week. The man's legs suffered substantial injury that was compared to gunshot wounds.
If you have suffered injury from an e-cigarette, whether you were in possession or in the vicinity of the product, you may be entitled to compensation. Make sure that you are represented by a lawyer with experience and dedication to fighting your case. At Rob Roe Law, LLC, we have more than 20 years of experience advocating for injured parties who deserve justice through monetary compensation. Schedule a case evaluation with our attentive and caring St. Paul injury attorney to discuss your case and the legal possibilities available.
The Food and Drug Administration regulates e-cigarettes that are marketed toward being a therapeutic remedy. The FDA, however, does not regulate certain e-cig products, accessories, or batteries. When an e-cig explodes, it is generally the lithium-ion batteries causing the issue. This can occur from a defective product, overcharging the battery or by using a non-compatible charger.
You should take swift action to file a claim for compensation as you have a limited amount of time based on the statute of limitations in place for product liability claims. You may lose your right to compensation by failing to adhere to the established time limit.
At Rob Roe Law, LLC, we can help you hold the liable party responsible. That may involve filing a claim against the manufacturer, designer, or seller of the e-cigarette or the battery.
If you would like to know more and find out if you have a case,
contact our St. Paul personal injury lawyer.