E-Cigarettes Explode Injuring Users

Multiple people are coming forward claiming they have suffered burns after the electronic cigarettes they used exploded. Many of these individuals are from Missouri and claim that their e-cigarettes have exploded in their pockets causing severe burns. One Troy man endured third-degree burns to his right thigh after his e-cig exploded in his pants pocket. He was required to receive four skin grafts and will continue to have scars.

Three years ago, research indicated that the lithium batteries in the e-cigarettes were prone to explode. Last year, the government restricted e-cigarettes from being on flights but has not set forth any other regulations regarding the device. The batteries may become faulty with age, considering there has been an increase in explosions over the past year.

Fortunately, Missouri residents and residents dwelling in other states are protected by product liability laws. In the event that a company produces a consumer good that is deemed dangerous, defective, or lacks warning labels, the injured individual may be entitled to compensation. Fighting companies alone is nearly impossible if you have suffered damages from a dangerous product, making it imperative to seek the legal representation of an experienced St. Louis product liability attorney.

The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at the downtown law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience and skill required to handle your case. Our attorneys strive for success, and our recovery record of more than $350 million is an example of our dedication. We will fight any large corporation while providing you with compassionate support throughout the case. Contact our office for a free no-obligation consultation.

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