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Vape Pen Injuries & Lawsuits in Georgia & What You need to know

Vape pens and e-cigarettes are leaving their mark on many of people’s lives. Initially, this new way of getting your nicotine fix was regarded to as “safer” than the traditional cigarette because they are tobacco-free, but they are not all that they are cracked up to be.

No matter how you smoke nicotine it is still highly addictive and harmful to your health. Don't be fooled, vaping has many more dangers than just being addictive.

Vape pens are exploding, catching on fire, and include harmful toxins that cause illnesses. e-cigarette injury in georgia

If you or a loved one has been harmed form a vape pen contact our experienced lawyers at The Brown Firm.

We provide free consultations to examine your case caused by negligence and product liability. We work to help you get the compensation you deserve

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What is Vaping?

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol also called vapor that is made by an e-cigarette or similar device. E-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol that actually consists of fine particles.

Is Vaping Safe?

As many of you predicted the trend of e-cigarettes is catching up, and it’s not all good. Many of people have found e-cigs or vapes as a way to quit smoking cigarettes.

Sounds like a good solution since cigarettes cause lung cancer and have harmful tobacco in them, but e-cigarettes and vapes use nicotine which is in tobacco and is still extremely addictive. You don't even have to be using a vape pen for it to of harm to you. 

Since 2007 when electronic cigarettes and vape pens went on the market here in the US, there have been reports of death, respiratory failure, pneumonia, spontaneous combustion, and even caught fire. There are major concerns about toxic metal exposure.

Lead leads to neurotoxicity and cardiovascular disease. Chromium and nickel lead to respiratory disease and lung cancer.

Just keep in mind this is the safer option to smoking cigarettes, so they say. Both are detrimental to your health.

These electronic cigarettes or vaping devices have even become more appealing to youngsters. This is becoming more and more of a problem because these devices are more dangerous than you may realize.

The Environmental Health Perspective published an article about the concern of metals being inhaled from the use of e-cigarettes. There was research study done examining the 56 different e-cigarettes on a daily basis to investigate the transfers of metals from the heating coil to the e-liquid in the e-cigarette tank and the generated aerosol.

What they discovered was when people use vape pens they breathe in toxic metals and metallic elements found in conventional cigarettes.

Cadmium and nickel are found in both e-cigs and traditional cigarettes. The discovery also found unsafe levels of chromium, manganese, and arsenic in e-cigarettes. These are known to lead to respiratory disease and lung cancer.e-cigarette

There has been a report of a teen going into respiratory failure only three weeks after she started vaping. The girl of 18-year-old started vaping only about twice a day and within three weeks ended up a breathing machine. Her medical history had her listed for mild asthma which she rarely needed her inhaler, but her initial symptoms did seem much more than her asthma acting up.

The doctor started her on antibiotics, her lungs were not opening up and she went into respiratory failure. They had to put her on a breathing machine to breath for her. She was diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, also called wet lung. This is usually caused by moldy humidifiers, indoor hot tub vapes, or bird’s feathers and now vaping.

So, there is no set about of time of smoking an e-cigarette before its negative effects will take control of your health. Those same vaping chemicals cause pneumonia bacteria causing many people to become ill from something they think is safe.

Vaping as also been said to be highly addictive due to the about of nicotine in them. Teens are becoming more and more in favor of smoking from an e-cigarette than traditional cigarettes.

Smoking has always been appealing to the young crowd and leaves many addicted for life. Now these fun looking gadgets like vapors and e-cigs have become the new way to look cool.

Sadly, they are just as addictive as cigarettes if not even more. It has been reported that some of the e-liquids contain higher levels of nicotine than traditional cigarettes making them dangerously addictive.

How has nicotine become so appealing again?

Look around…advertising! Cigarette ads where once the thing with celebrities and beautiful people show smoking to make the product seem cool. After learning all of the negative effects of smoking bands were put on advertising these products.

Now vaping is advertising much like the original cigarette companies did. Attracting many youngsters to this new form of smoking. It has also been many smokers’ way of trying to quit smoking but there is gum and patches that help you quit a lot safer than e-cigarettes.

Are e-cigarettes and other vape pens Explosive?

Yes, they have been the result of many accidental explosive cases. These little tobacco-less smoking devices have lithium-ion batteries near explosive liquids that heat up and cause the battery and other parts to go flying and in some incidents, they even catch on fire.

Who would have thought these little devices could be so harmful?

Sadly a man only 38-year-old died from an e-cigarette exploding. In another case, an e-cigarette caught fire in an airport. The device was in a passenger’s bag and the battery must have overheated and made contact with the material in the bag causing it to catch fire. People ran scared and things were temporarily shut down.vape explosion

Another incident caused a  man to lose an eye when his e-cigarette exploded. Another young guy’s pants caught fire leaving him with severe burns. There are so many cases of these product malfunctioning yet they are still being sold and used putting many people in danger.

This is a big problem that can leave injured people lost and unsure of what to do. Make sure if you have been injured because of a vape pen that you have an experienced lawyer look at your case to determine if your situation is the fault of a defective vape pen. You may be able to get compensations for your injuries. 

Most Common Injuries from Vaping:

  • Burns
  • Teeth Cracking
  • Jaw fractures
  • Severe Cuts
  • Soft tissue injuries

If you have been sucked into the appeal of e-cigarettes or vape pens, you are definitely not alone. If you have been injured by an e-cigarette or vape pen then hold the right person responsible for your injuries and contact The Brown Firm today.

Preventative Tips so you Vape Pen is less likely to Overheat or Explode?

When using a vape pen it is good to follow these steps to try to stay safe:

  • Keep it cool. Make sure not to leave it in your hot car or in the sun.
  • Find a place to keep your vape pen other than your pocket. Body heat can have a negative effect on the vape pen. 
  • If you have more than one vape pen don’t keep them together. If one malfunctions it can cause an even bigger explosion.
  • Use the charger that came with the device. Replacement chargers that are not made form the same company can cause complications with the function and safety of your vape pen. 
What should I do after an e-cigarette or vape pen injury?

Seek medical attention right away. Most of the injuries are sever so don’t waste any time. Having medical documentation will help your case. Take pictures of the device and your injuries. After medical attention photograph of the device keep the device as evidence to see what exactly caused the malfunction.

These steps will help you have a strong lawsuit. Don’t forget to contact experts at The Brown Firm to handle your product liability personal injury claim. 

Each state sets a different amount of time you have to file your personal injury claim. In Georgia, you have two years to file your Personal Injury Claim. 

Personal Injury 

Personal injury law covers situations in which a person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt,  due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. It includes situations that cause injuries that could have been prevented as well as wrongful death. 

Common Personal Injury Cases 

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents 
  • Work-related Accidents
  • Slip and Fall 
  • Medical Malpractice 
  • Defective Products
  • Bicycle Accident

The typical way a personal injury case works is the injured person, known as the plaintiff, sues a person or business, known as the defendant. The personal injury lawsuit claims that the defendant caused the plaintiff’s injury and demands compensation. 

Personal injury law covers any kind of case where a person is injured. Some cases are more common than others. Product Liability and Negligence are common terms for cases where a defective product has caused a person or their loved one harm. 

Product Liability

This refers to the area of law that covers unsafe products. Common defected products are:

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  • Defective airbags
  • Defective Tires
  • Tools
  • Medical instruments
  • Automobiles
  • Medications

There are many other products that fit this category such as e-cigarettes or vaping pens. Product liability encompasses defective products such as manufacturing defects, marketing defects, and design flaws.

Manufacture defects when there is an issue with putting the product together that causes the product to not function properly. This can happen with products that are correctly designed just not executed properly.

Marketing defects are when the product is falsely advertised, doesn’t follow advertising restrictions, or had left an important warning or usage off of their marketing.

Design flaws are when the actual design of the product cause there to be an issue.product liability attorney | Personal Injury

Negligence

Personal injury claims due to negligence are filed when someone has been harmed due to someone else carelessness. This is when a person could have prevented the accident from happening. Claims are filled to help the victim get adequate compensation for damages, including medical costs, rehabilitation costs, property repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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If you have been in an accident with a vape pen or e-cigarette contact our office for a free consultation. We take all personal injuries seriously and want to make sure you get the compensation you need to continue your life after a serious injury such as exploding vape pens.

Whether you have been burnt, cut, cracked your teeth, or suffer respiratory illnesses from using a vape pen have our experienced lawyers review your case to make sure you are properly taken care of and can get the best recovery possible.

We Won't Charge You Anything Unless We Win Your Case 

There are typically unreasonable costs associated with personal injury attorneys, and clients are usually required to pay most of the costs up front before any legal work begins.

We want to make this unfortunate circumstance as easy as possible for you, so don't want to add financial stress on top of your emotional stress.  

At the Brown Firm, we simplify the process by not requiring any payment from you unless we obtain compensation during the settlement process.

Contact The Top Product Liability Attorneys in Georgia 

Contact our law office today if you or a loved one were involved in a product liability accident due to someone else negligent actions. 

We offer a risk-free case evaluation and complementary legal advice. 

There is no case too complex or too insignificant for our legal team to review. Remember, in the event that we are unable to get the results you need, you do not have to worry about paying extensive fees.

You are in capable hands, our Best Accident Injury Attorneys are at your disposal; they will work diligently until the case is finished, and the right outcome is realized.

Contact our Georgia Product Liability Attorneys today at (912) 200-9755 so you can gain a better understanding of our services and your legal options.

If you were injured by an e-cigarette or vape pen explosion, contact our law firm today to find out more about what The Brown Firm can do for you! We have offices in Atlanta, Savannah & Athens, Georgia to serve you. 

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