Two Florida men who allegedly suffered severe burns from exploding e-cigarettes have filed lawsuits against manufacturers and retailers of the devices.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by an exploding e-cigarette or vape, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
November 29, 2016 – A malfunctioning electronic cigarette or “vape” exploded in James Dardini’s pocket shortly after he arrived to work in Clermont, Florida, in December 2015. His injuries required emergency room treatment and surgery in a burn unit, according to a recent lawsuit filed in Volusia Circuit Court.
Another lawsuit was filed in the same court on behalf of James Lauria, a 23-year-old man from Cobb County, Georgia, who suffered severe injuries after his e-cig blew up in his face while he was vaping on July 29, 2015. According to the lawsuit, Lauria had the device in his mouth when it exploded, and the next thing he remembers is lying in an ambulance on his way to the hospital. His injuries were so severe that he had to be flown to the University of Alabama’s burn unit, where he spent more than a week in the ICU.
Unfortunately, events like these are not rare and have been popping up in the media on an almost weekly basis. E-cigarette explosions have been reported to occur when the devices’ batteries are damaged or subjected to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. A short circuit can cause the battery to overheat, catch fire and even explode. These problems tend to occur most often in cheaply made pen vapes, according to Wired.
In Dardini’s lawsuit, the manufacturers have filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming buyers are cautioned against using the mods while driving long distances, in extreme temperatures and other adverse conditions. The Lauria case was just filed this month, so the defendants’ attorneys haven’t yet responded to the charges.
Do I have an E-Cigarette Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in electronic cigarette lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new e-cig explosion and burn injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by an e-cigarette, vape or other electronic smoking device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.