E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens
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Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, and vape pens are battery-powered devices that simulate tobacco smoking and provide users with nicotine.
These electronic devices have become increasingly popular over recent years, even among people who do not smoke, as they provide different flavors and give users a different experience than they would get from smoking a normal cigarette.
Often marketed as a safer, cleaner alternative to traditional smoking, the health effects of the vapor and the danger of nicotine overdose by ingestion or dermal contact with the liquid used in electronic cigarettes are the subject of an ongoing review by various agencies.
Defects and malfunctions in the electronic cigarettes themselves have been linked to a number of explosions and fires, resulting in at least one death.
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E-Cigarettes linked to adverse health outcomes, burns, and death
Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2016, there were 195 reports of electronic cigarettes exploding and/or causing fires. In 133 of those reports (68%), there were acute injuries sustained from the explosions and fires.
The first death to be linked to such an incident occurred in May 2018.
Of the incidents reported between 2009 and 2016:
- 61 incidents occurred while either the device or spare batteries for the device were in a pocket.
- 60 incidents occurred while the device was being used.
- 48 incidents occurred while the battery in the device was being charged.
- 18 incidents occurred while the device or battery was stored.
- In seven incidents, it is not reported whether the e-cigarette was in use, stored, or being charged.
- One incident occurred during transportation on a cargo aircraft.
When to Contact an Attorney for Injuries or Illnesses Caused by E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens?
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to electronic cigarettes or vape pens, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.
Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.