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Are E-Cigarettes Really Safer Than the Real Thing?

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2016 | Personal Injury |

He was on his lunch break when he suddenly felt an itching, burning sensation in his leg. That’s when a father of two from Breman looked down and saw his pants were on fire and that was only the beginning of an ordeal that will leave you wondering… Are e-cigarettes really safer than normal cigarettes?

E-Cigarettes Might Not Be as Safe as You Think

Months ago this man from Breman had taken up e-cigarettes as a healthy alternative to smoking. However, his health conscious decision put him in more danger than he could have imagined. While at work, the man had his e-cigarette’s batteries in his pocket when they suddenly exploded.

In a panic, the man pulled the batteries out of his pocket and dropped them to the floor. They melted the linoleum tiles they landed on. The man suffered second and third degree burns on his hand and leg, and he also spent several weeks in the burn ward recovering. He’s also not the only Georgian to fall victim to e-cigarettes.

How Often Do E-Cigarette Batteries Go Bad?

A man from Fulton also had the batteries from his e-smoking device catch fire in his pocket. When he reached into his pocket to pull them out, the batteries exploded in his hand. He also sustained second and third degree burns that forced him into a burn ward to recover for several weeks.

These incidents with e-cigarette batteries are becoming more and more frequent, but the victims of these defective devices want to do something about it. The man from Breman has filed a lawsuit against the company that produces the batteries for his e-cig. He says his case is based on preventing others from suffering the same injuries as he did. Do you think he will succeed?

More and more products are using these potentially dangerous batteries. From cell phones to hoverboards, these defective products are everywhere, but what can we do to stop them from hurting people? Log onto our Twitter and Facebook to share your ideas, and don’t forget to follow our blog for even more info about stopping these defective batteries.

Brought to you by the product liability attorneys at the McArthur Law Firm.