February 14, 2019 – The victim, 24-year-old William Brown, was at a vaporizer store in Keller, Texas, when the fatal accident occurred. His grandmother says he had just purchased the vape, and was using it for the first time in her car when it exploded in his mouth. Brown died 2 days at a local hospital.
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What’s the problem?
The Smoke and Vape DZ shop said Brown wanted help using a Mechanical Mod style vape pen, and that the shop manager later called police after seeing him on the ground in the parking lot.
At least 168 incidents of explosion or fire linked to electronic cigarette devices were reported to U.S. media between 2009 and 2016, according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Of these:
- 45 explosions occurred during use.
- 73 explosions occurred during charging.
- 28 explosions happened during transport, storage or unknown circumstances.
- 22 events involved spare batteries for removable battery mods.
- 101 incidents resulted in personal injury.
- 67 events resulted in no injuries to people, but may have resulted in animal death or severe property damage.
The report listed no deaths associated with the devices. However, in May 2018 a Florida man died after an e-cigarette malfunctioned and burned 80% of his body. Brown’s death marks the second known fatality associated with the devices.
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The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in e-cig lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new vape explosion injuries and bronchitis obliterans cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by an exploding e-cig or vape, or were diagnosed with bronchitis obliterans (popcorn lung), you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.