Exploding E-Cigarettes, Vape Pens, and Lithium-Ion Batteries
Illinois Product Liability Lawyers for Those Injured By Electronic Cigarettes and Defective Lithium-Ion Batteries
Over the last decade or so, thousands—if not millions—of Americans have traded in their traditional paper and tobacco cigarettes for electronic versions. E-cigarettes and vape pens have become extremely popular among those who are concerned about the long-term effects of smoking “regular” cigarettes. However, e-cigarettes and vape pens are not as safe as they seem, and many people have been injured as the result of these exploding devices.
At Pullano Law Offices, our experienced attorneys are at the forefront of the fight against dangerous and defective electronic cigarettes and other devices that utilize lithium-ion batteries. We have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients who have been injured by exploding e-cigarettes, and we are ready to put our knowledge and skills to work for you.
How E-Cigarettes Work
Electronic cigarettes and vaporizer pens are two different products but they work in a similar manner. Instead of burning plant material such as tobacco, a smokeless device uses a battery-powered heating element to heat a liquid “juice” enough to create vapor rather than smoke. The user can then inhale the vapor without ingesting carcinogens like arsenic and vinyl chloride that are associated with traditional cigarettes.
The major problem, however, is usually with the devices’ power source. E-cigarettes are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, many of which are made in countries with lax quality control standards. Poorly made lithium-ion batteries are prone to shorting out, which results in the device exploding or catching fire. Exploding lithium-ion batteries have caused problems in recent years with cell phones, children’s toys, and now e-cigarettes and vape pens. Because e-cigarettes are meant to be used near a person’s face, the results of an exploding device can be catastrophic.
Protecting the Rights of Victims Injured by E-Cigarettes
Reports of exploding e-cigarettes are being made around the country. At Pullano Law Offices, we aggressively represent the interests of those who have been hurt by e-cigarettes. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve product safety, we are committed to helping victims obtain justice and to hold negligent manufacturers and distributors accountable.
Our skilled team has been successful in recovering compensation related to defective e-cigarettes, and we are prepared to put our experience to work on your behalf. When you choose our firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine the nature and extent of your injuries and the impact on your life. We also work closely with a number of preeminent experts, including scientists, engineers, and others, who can help determine exactly why your smokeless device exploded.
With more than 35 years of combined personal injury experience, the attorneys at Pullano Law Offices understand that manufacturers and insurance companies will go to great lengths to avoid responsibility for defective products. We will not be tricked or intimidated into accepting settlements that fail to meet your needs. Instead, we will continue to fight on your behalf until full justice is served.
Contact an Illinois Product Liability Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured by a vape pen, e-cigarette, or any other device with a lithium-ion battery, contact our office. Call 312-551-1100 for a free consultation at Pullano Law Offices today. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we represent victims of defective products throughout the region and across the country. There are no fees unless you collect compensation.