A woman who suffered second-degree burns from an exploding electronic cigarette battery was awarded over $1 million in damages. An e-cigarette lawsuit attorney notes that the woman’s injuries occurred while she was attempting to charge the electronic cigarette. The exploding battery caused her clothing to catch on fire, and she also suffered burns from the chemicals that sprayed out of the battery.
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Lawsuit: E-Cig Charger Dangers Not Disclosed
According to The Los Angeles Times, the woman claimed that e-cigarette manufacturer failed to meet reasonable product safety standards or provide consumers with appropriate warnings. The explosion occurred when the woman plugged the electronic cigarette into her car charger while driving. The device’s battery started leaking fluid and then exploded. The woman’s clothing caught on fire, and she also suffered burns from the chemicals that sprayed out of the battery. Her subsequent lawsuit alleged that she wasn’t given adequate warning of this danger.
A report from the U.S. Fire Administration states that the lithium-ion batteries used in most electronic cigarettes can explode if exposed to excessive voltage. As a result, charging electronic cigarettes via ports or adapters that aren’t provided by the manufacturer of the device can be risky. However, according to the woman’s lawsuit, materials from the distributor of the electronic cigarette promoted charging the device in the car without disclosing the associated dangers, the website reported.
How an E-Cig Lawyer Can Help
If a victim suffers a burn caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a victim dies as a result of a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a burn accident are advised to seek the advice of a burn accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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