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One Year Later E-Cigarette Victim Still Treating Burns

Posted in E-Cigarette, Product Liability

According to a recent news article, Scott Becker spent 12 days in a burn center after his e-cigarette exploded a year ago and still requires daily treatment for his injuries. Becker was quoted as saying, “These things are dangerous. If I’d known…I could have saved myself a tremendous amount of anguish.” As discussed in previous… Continue Reading

E-Cigarette Class Action Suit Stymied by Federal Law

Posted in E-Cigarette, Product Liability

A class action failure-to-warn lawsuit against e-cigarette companies was thrown out by the Central District Court of California last week. The suit, filed by plaintiffs from CA, IL, and NY, included claims that the accused companies, including Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Reynolds American Inc. (which bought Lorillard in 2014), deceptively advertised the health benefits of… Continue Reading

Exploding Batteries in Galaxy Note 7 Force Recall

Posted in Burn Injuries, E-Cigarette, Product Liability

Recently, Samsung voluntarily recalled millions of its Galaxy Note 7 phones because the batteries were catching fire and causing injuries. This decision was made at a crucial time—right before the launch of competitor Apple’s new iPhone. Why did they do it? Because within two weeks of its release there were 35 cases of the phone… Continue Reading

E-Cigarette Explodes in Woman’s Purse

Posted in E-Cigarette, Product Liability

Sunday there was yet another e-cigarette lithium battery explosion—this time in woman’s purse while she was shopping. Mara McInerney’s handbag exploded with the sound of a “gunshot,” pouring thick black smoke and sending other shoppers scurrying away from the blast. It was the 15th anniversary of 9/11, a day when people’s nerves were already on… Continue Reading