In the last few years, hundreds of people have been injured by exploding vapes and e-cigarettes. Victims have filed over a dozen lawsuits over severe burn injuries, permanent disfigurement, and property damage.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting vape explosion induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been burned by an exploding vape, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
$1.9 Million Awarded in Vape Burn Injury Lawsuit
In October 2015, a jury in California awarded $1.9 million to Jennifer Ries, a woman who suffered 2nd-degree burns on her legs and hands after her vape exploded on a car charger, according to the New York Daily News.
eCigOne has compiled a list of around 200 vape explosions that were reported by the news since 2009 — 44% occurred during charging, 25% occurred during use, and about half involve burn injuries.
Types of Injuries Linked to Vape Explosions
- Broken teeth
- Finger amputation
- Jaw wired shut
- Drivers losing control of vehicles
- House fires
- Luggage exploding on planes
- And more
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our lawyers are not filing a class action lawsuit for victims of vape explosions. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits.
About Class Actions
When a lot of people have similar legal claims, class actions help resolve the litigation as efficiently as possible. The members join together, choose a “class representative,” and use that case to argue for compensation on behalf of everyone who was injured. Any compensation awarded is shared equally after lawyers take a fee.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
A class action can have serious disadvantages for individuals with severe injuries from defective products. Class actions maximize efficiency rather than compensation for individual plaintiffs. Members may also have to accept “low-ball” settlements or massive fees.
Our law firm helps victims of vape explosions seek justice from manufacturers who sell dangerous products. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, disfigurement, lost income, and more.
Do I have a Vape Explosion Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting vape explosion induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been burned by an exploding e-cigarette, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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