Vape Pens Can Kill: The Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarettes

Date: September 25, 2019

Vaping Is Big Tobacco’s Bait & Switch

Decades ago smoking cigarettes was promoted as a safe and fun past time.  Tobacco companies made billions of dollars promoting cigarette smoking to the general population, especially youngsters.  Beginning in the 1960s cigarette manufactures came under fire for manufacturing a product which caused cancer, lung disease, heart problems and other illnesses leading to early death.   It took a long time to uncover evidence—much of which was hidden by the tobacco companies—but finally cigarette manufacturers were forced to pay.  The government made mandatory health warnings to alert consumers of the potential dangers of smoking.  Sales to minors were restricted.   Funds were created nationwide to promote non-smoking campaigns.  Cigarette smoking dropped drastically.

Vaping: Understanding The Rise Of E-Cigarettes

Today we are on the verge of seeing history repeat itself, although at a much quicker pace.   Vaping was promoted as a healthy alternative to cigarette smoking.  It has quickly become a gigantic industry with millions of users.  However, the bloom is quickly coming off the rose.   Multiple deaths attributed to vaping have been reported.  Young people are developing strange illnesses.   The medical community, scientists and industry critics  are relating the deaths and illnesses to vaping.  States like Massachusetts have temporarily  banned vaping.  Other states are expected to follow Massachusetts’s lead.  The vaping industry is in retreat.  It is reported today that the head of JUUL, the leader in vaping has resigned.  Vaping lawsuits are starting to be filed.  It is expected that class actions will follow along with multiple federal lawsuits which will become a major multidistrict civil case.  The injured will start seeing ads on TV recruiting clients.  People need to be cautious.  They will need personal attention and guidance.  The lawyers at DLP are ready to help.

What Are the Most Common Vape Pen and E-Cig Explosion Injuries?

Due to the extreme force and heat behind many of these explosions, victims have been known to suffer a wide range of serious injuries. One of the most common – and most serious – risks linked to e-cig and vape pen explosions is the risk for severe burns. In many cases, victims have been treated for third-degree burns on their faces and other parts of their bodies, resulting in multiple skin grafts and weeks, if not months, of inpatient treatment at the hospital.

Among the types of injuries linked to e-cig and vape pen explosions are:

  • Burns
  • Cracked teeth
  • Jaw fractures
  • Scarring
  • Severe lacerations
  • Soft tissue injuries

What Should I Do if I Have Been Injured in an E-Cig or Vape Pen Explosion?

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of vaping contact the trial attorneys at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP.  We will make sure that you are properly represented in the event you may have a claim against the vaping industry.  Remember: Injury? Call DLP! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.