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Idaho Man Injured by Exploding E-Cigarette

Idaho man claims he was severely buned after an electronic cigarette exploded in his pocket.

A man from Idaho Falls, Idaho, suffered third-degree burns after he says an electronic cigarette exploded in his pocket.

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?

May 24, 2016 – Trey Furniss says he switched to an electronic vape after smoking cigarettes for 12 years. Furniss says he made the switch because the devices are marketed as a “safer alternative” to traditional smoking. He’s not so sure now, however, after being sent to the hospital with third-degree burns after an e-cig exploded in his pocket last month at the Grand Teton Mall.

“We were putting the kids shoes on and I felt something get hot in my pocket and so I put my hand in my pocket and it just blew up… and white flames just shot out of the side of my pocket,” Furniss said.

He says he still has no idea why his vape exploded, although similar explosions have been caused by people using the wrong batteries or putting batteries inside their pocket with change. Furniss claims the electronic cigarette was the only thing in his pocket at the time of the explosion.

“Everything on mine {vape} was good,” he said. “Any advice I could give, just don’t, just don’t do it at all.”

Furniss still has a long way to go in his recovery. His wife has reached out to an attorney to see if they are eligible to file a lawsuit against the e-cig manufacturer and/or retailer.

Do I Have an E-Cigarette Explosion 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 vape and vaping lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new exploding e-cigarette cases in all 50 states.

Free Confidential 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 compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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