Los Angeles E-Cigarette Injury Lawyer

Los Angeles Product Liability Attorney

Electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes” or “e-cigs” have grown tremendously popular throughout the United States as an alternative to smoking. Electronic nicotine delivery systems allow users to enjoy nicotine without the added side effects that come with combustible plant matter found in cigarettes. However, these devices are not without risks, and e-cigarettes have unfortunately caused many types of injuries in Los Angeles and throughout California over recent years.

Experienced Legal Counsel for E-Cigarette Injury Claims in Los Angeles, CA

An electronic cigarette uses a heating element to vaporize a nicotine-infused flavored liquid. Most of these devices are battery-operated, and any device that includes a rechargeable battery poses potential risks to users. E-cigarette injuries have been reported throughout the United States from exploding batteries, as well as adverse health effects from the continued use of high-dosage nicotine delivery devices. If you or a family member has suffered any type of harm from a vaping device, you could have grounds for a civil claim against the manufacturer.

An experienced Los Angeles product liability attorney is an invaluable asset in this situation. A product liability claim is a type of personal injury suit that pertains to an unreasonably dangerous or defective consumer product. The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of experience helping clients with these claims, and we can leverage this experience on your behalf as you seek compensation for your damages from an e-cigarette injury.

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Potential Injuries From E-Cigarettes

Every consumer product manufacturer is legally required to ensure that the products they sell are safe, effective, and perform as advertised. The use of any electronic nicotine delivery system entails a degree of assumed risk, and the use of these products is restricted by age in every state. Product manufacturers are legally required to show a list of known potential safety risks of their product on the packaging, and they are required to provide safety information pertaining to the ingredients used in nicotine-infused vaping liquids.

Because an e-cigarette is a battery-powered electronic device, every e-cigarette entails a degree of risk when it comes to battery failure. If a lithium-ion battery becomes damaged or experiences a critical failure of any kind, this can potentially result in an explosion or fire. E-cigarettes are capable of inflicting severe burns. If a device explodes, it can cause severe acute trauma to the victim, potentially injuring their hands, face, or eyes.

E-cigarettes also pose a risk of adverse health effects. Some electronic nicotine delivery system manufacturers have been hit with lawsuits due to the excessively high levels of nicotine their products contain. Nicotine is highly addictive, so the premise of these claims is that manufacturers have increased nicotine concentration to unreasonably high levels to get users addicted to their products. If a user operates an e-cigarette excessively, they could experience nicotine poisoning, a potentially fatal medical condition that can cause a host of adverse health effects or even permanent harm to the victim.

Building a Product Liability Claim in Los Angeles

Success with an e-cigarette injury claim or any other type of product liability claim requires evidence that the product does not include appropriate safety warnings or instructions for use or that the product is defective in some way. An experienced Los Angeles product liability attorney is an invaluable asset for this type of case as they will know what evidence you will need to prove that the product is either defective or unreasonably dangerous.

A product is defective by design if there is an inherent flaw in the original design plans for the product, meaning all products produced using that basic design share the same defect. It is also possible for a product to be defective by production, meaning some error occurred in the manufacturing process that may affect all units, certain production lots, or specific units. When a product is defective by marketing, this means that the manufacturer failed to include appropriate safety warnings with the product, failed to include complete instructions for use, or otherwise misrepresented the intended use and/or safety risks of the product.

Claiming Compensation for an E-Cigarette Injury in Los Angeles

After your Los Angeles product liability attorney has helped you prove that the e-cigarette device is directly responsible for the damages you suffered, you can proceed with claiming compensation for your losses. A product liability claim is a type of personal injury suit, and the damages available in most personal injury actions include:

  • Medical expenses. If the defendant is responsible for causing your physical injuries, they are liable for the cost of any medical care you need to fully recover. You can demand compensation for both immediate and future medical expenses you face from the e-cigarette injury.
  • Lost income. When a personal injury causes you to miss work, the defendant who caused the injury is liable for the income you were unable to earn during this time. You can demand compensation for lost wages and lost future earning capacity if your injury left you permanently disabled and unable to return to work.
  • Property damage. If a defendant’s negligence or misconduct resulted in damage to your personal property, they are liable for all associated repair or replacement costs.
  • Pain and suffering. California’s personal injury laws allow a plaintiff to seek compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and trauma experienced because of a defendant’s actions. There are no limits on pain and suffering compensation in most personal injury claims, so this could amount to more than the total of your economic losses if you suffered any permanent harm from the defendant’s actions.

An experienced Los Angeles product liability attorney is the most important asset you can have on your side if you intend to pursue a personal injury claim for an e-cigarette injury. Whether you suffered an injury from an exploding battery or developed a serious adverse health condition because of a manufacturer’s misrepresentation of their product, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. The right attorney can make this process much easier, and the sooner you reach out to legal counsel you can trust, the more time your legal team will have to develop a compelling case on your behalf.

Injury From Vape Pens FAQs

Q: Can You Sue a Company for a Vaping Injury?

A: Companies that produce vaping devices are liable for any damages caused by defective or unreasonably dangerous products. Similar to tobacco products, vaping products must clearly indicate known health risks associated with the use of their products on product packaging. It is possible to sue a vaping company for a lung injury, depending on how the injury happened, but the majority of vaping-related product liability claims pertain to exploding batteries.

Q: What Is E-Cig Addiction and Injury Lawsuit?

A: Vaping manufacturer JUUL recently became the subject of a large-scale lawsuit pertaining to their electronic nicotine delivery devices. The lawsuit claims that JUUL created these products with very high nicotine concentrations for the specific purpose of making customers addicted to using their products to drive profits. The lawsuit alleges that JUUL used deceptive marketing and consequently caused many vaping injuries, including injuries from nicotine poisoning.

Q: How Do You Prove Fault for an E-Cigarette Injury?

A: If you intend to pursue compensation for damages caused by an e-cigarette device, you must show clear evidence of harm and provide proof that the harm done was the direct result of the product. To succeed with a product liability claim, the plaintiff must prove the product was defective or that the manufacturer knew the product was unreasonably dangerous or capable of causing harm but failed to provide adequate safety warnings.

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Claim for an E-Cigarette Injury?

A: The total potential value of your case hinges on your ability to prove fault for the damages you suffered and prove that those damages directly resulted from the product in question. You have the right to hold a manufacturer accountable for any medical treatment you need to recover from the injury their product caused, lost income during your recovery period, and your pain and suffering. Your Los Angeles product liability attorney can help you maximize your case award.

Q: What Does It Cost to Hire a Los Angeles Product Liability Attorney?

A: Easton & Easton can provide the comprehensive legal support you need for your e-cigarette injury claim without adding to your financial concerns with overly expensive legal fees. We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you will only pay a fee if and when we win your case, and your fee will be a percentage of the total compensation we secure on your behalf. If our firm is unable to obtain a recovery for you for any reason, there is no fee.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of professional experience handling all types of complex personal injury claims, including those arising from defective and unreasonably dangerous products. When you select our firm to represent you, we can carefully research the details of your case to help you firmly establish liability and secure maximum compensation for your losses. If you are ready to learn how a Los Angeles product liability attorney can assist you with your recovery, contact us today to set up a consultation with our team.

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