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More E-Cigarette Burns Than Previously Thought

A new study from George Mason University says that “The number of e-cigarette explosion and burn injuries has been underestimated by Federal Agencies.”

We have all seen the news stories about what happens when an e-cigarette explodes. Sometimes it happens when someone is carrying it in their pocket. Other times it happens while someone is smoking from the device. Regardless, the injuries that result from e-cigarette explosions can be bad.

It is the last thing you expect when you buy them. Like many others, you may have switched from regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes in an effort to improve your health.

E-cigarettes are not the exception when it comes to faulty products. All around the country, thousands of faulty products are sold to consumers on a daily basis. Do you know what to do if that happens to you?

If you need a San Diego product liability attorney, you can count on the Law Offices of Edward J. Babbitt, APC to have your back.

What Can Happen

We know that companies and manufacturers do not intentionally do things that harm the people who buy their products. Unfortunately, sometimes their negligence or carelessness ends up hurting people.

When it comes to what can go wrong, we typically see three factors that play into negligent behavior in which they should be held accountable for:

  • Faulty design – a product is poorly designed and its design ends up causing harm. This can include a physical product that people use or a food/medicine people consume.

  • Manufacturing error – a product is altered from its original design by an error during manufacturing, leading it to cause harm.

  • Labeling errors – a company leaves off important information from the label of their product. This can include not listing all hazards associated with a physical product, not listing allergens in foods, and not listing all side effects for a medication. This can also include not properly labeling medication dosages.

Injuries caused by faulty products can vary widely. From physical external injuries to internal illnesses, the cost of medical care can become tremendous. Will your insurance cover all of your costs in the event that something happens?

What if you miss work and lose out on the income you and your family need to survive?

What to Do Now

We know that any injury is hard to deal with, and an injury caused by a product you use or consume can be particularly devastating. Beyond the initial injury, the recovery can be long and painful. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or a faulty product, then you need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Edward J. Babbitt, APC, we want to help you recover the compensation you deserve so you can focus on healing. When you need a product liability attorney in San Diego, you can contact us by calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation. It’s time to get your life back.