Exploding Batteries from E-Cigs Sparking Products Liability Lawsuits

As Charleston Injury Lawyers, the attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC often see firsthand the devastating effects that injuries can have on a person or a family.  It is our job to be a voice for an injured client or the beneficiaries of someone that has lost their life.  When acting on behalf of clients we strive to provide personal service that is tailored to individual client needs, while trying to recover fair compensation for the injuries and experiences our clients have lived through.  We hope that if you find yourself wondering what to do or in pain after the death of a loved one, an accident, or some other instance where you have been injured because of the recklessness or negligence of another party, that you will consider allowing our law firm to take your hand and guide you.

The video above is a story that was run on NBC2 News in Fort Myers, Florida and shows what can happen if an E-Cig or electronic cigarette explodes.  There have been a growing number of lawsuits related to E-Cigs lately.  The reason for the lawsuits is the fact that the lithium-ion batteries can fail, which results in the battery sometimes catching fire.  As you can imagine, a device that is kept in a pocket or one that is in use and close to a person's face could be extremely dangerous and cause significant damage if it were to catch fire.

The lawsuits filed on behalf on injured people suffering from extensive burns to their faces and other parts of their bodies are generally maintained as a products liability lawsuit, which can attack a manufacturer, distributor, and/or retailer for the defective product.  Generally, the lawsuits allege that the manufacturer, distributor, and/or retailer designed, built, or sold a product that they knew was dangerous when a safer alternative existed or where warnings could have been provided to consumers that adequately placed the consumer on notice of the potential dangers of using the product.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product like an E-Cig contact the attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC.  Our injury or wrongful death consultations are free of charge, and we would be happy to discuss what we can do for you.  Our office is located in Mount Pleasant, but we accept cases from all over South Carolina.  Please call (843) 388-3661 to talk to one of our lawyers or schedule a consultation today.