A California Burn Injury Attorney has filed a lawsuit on behalf of burn victims who claim that an exploding e-cigarette battery caused them to suffer serious injuries. One plaintiff also sustained facial fractures, while another experienced partial loss of a finger, along with mouth, tongue and teeth injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, contact Attorney Group for California today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated California burn injury attorney attorney.
Plaintiffs Claim E-Cig Caused Severe Burns, Other Injuries
In California, three man have filed lawsuits seeking damages for injuries that they allegedly suffered when the batteries in their e-cigarettes unexpectedly exploded. According to The Los Angeles Daily News, all of the lawsuits name the companies that produced and sold the devices, and all three plaintiffs claim that the unsafe products directly caused their injuries. Two plaintiffs allege that they suffered serious burns when the e-cig devices exploded. One of these plaintiffs also sustained facial fractures, while the third plaintiff experienced partial loss of a digit, along with mouth, tongue and teeth injuries.
Consumer reports suggest that e-cigarette batteries can explode during use, charging or periods of inactivity. Between 2009 and 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports of 25 such incidents, and more may have gone unreported. Holding the responsible companies accountable has proven challenging because many of them are based in China. In at least one case, however, a plaintiff has successfully recovered damages from distributors and retailers for burns that allegedly occurred when a charging e-cigarette exploded, the website reported.
How a California Burn Injury Attorney 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 California burn injury attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed, in a burn accident, contact Attorney Group for California to learn more about your options. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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