Exploding Vaporizer Battery Sends Teen to the Hospital

A Colorado burn victim attorney notes that a teenager will need multiple surgeries and lengthy therapy after a vaporizer battery exploded in his pocket. The 17-year-old suffered severe burns to over half of his body in the incident. When a burn injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, a Colorado burn injury lawyer can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.

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Report: Teen Suffered Second and Third Degree Burns

A Castle Rock, Colorado, teenager will have to undergo physical therapy, scar management therapy and a minimum of three reconstructive surgeries after he became one of a growing number of consumers seriously burned by vaporizer batteries. Fox 31 Denver reports that the burn victim is speaking out about his injuries from his hospital bed and urging people to stop using these devices with the hope of preventing others from suffering a similar fate.

The victim suffered second and third-degree burns to the left side of his body, and he also experienced severe blistering and a buildup of puss when his vaporizer battery began sparking and then exploded between classes at school. A plastic surgeon at the Burn and Reconstruction Center of Colorado, where the victim was treated, said she had seen a jump in instances of e-cigarettes and vaporizers exploding and seriously harming patients within the last six months, the website reported.

How a Colorado Burn Victim Attorney Can Help

If a victim suffers a burn injury 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
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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