E-cigarettes allow their users to inhale vapor instead of smoke, which is supposed to have fewer health risks than traditional cigarette smoking. For 29 year old Cordero Caples of Memphis, an e-cigarette turned out to be just as harmful after it exploded in his face. Over 25 injuries have been reported as the result of the lithium batteries failing in e-cigarettes, causing dangerous explosions.
Caples suffered from broken teeth, mouth burns, fractured facial bones, and a broken neck. His neck injury requires constant care in order to prevent paralysis, and has lead to a series of surgeries. His particular e-cigarette was made by Kangertech, though various brands have been known to have similar faults.
When you buy a product, you expect it to be safe and well made. Unfortunately, products can be dangerous and cause death and injuries far too often. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a faulty or recalled product, contact the office of John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers as you may be eligible for compensation. Call us toll free at (866) 537-1881.