E-cigs grow in popularity and danger for consumers
The popularity of e-cigarettes and vaping devices has grown tremendously within the last few years. With the explosion in the production of these devices and the absence of an industry to regulate them, the potential for danger has increased tenfold. Now as we see the underlying effects of the e-cig industry exposing, consumers are starting to realize the potential danger.
Lawsuits regarding e-cig devices have claimed everything from medical illness to exploding devices. If you or someone that you know has been injured by an exploding e-cig or been diagnosed with a lung related illness contact us today for a free case evaluation.
E-Cig/Vape Explosions and Burns
Greg Jones Law is taking cases nationwide for those making claims that they were injured or burned by an exploding e-cig or vape device. When e-cigs devices first hit the market in early 2007 they were herald as the end to the dangerous tobacco company age. As these devices do not contain all the carcinogens found in your regular pack of smokes, thousands flocked to get what they believed would be the healthy alternative to smoking.
The market grew so quickly that vaping even began to be a sub-culture in many countries across the world. The issue with an unregulated market growing this fast is that it leads to a lot of consumers using a product that may be defective or modified in a way that makes it defective. E-cig devices contain a very powerful small battery, that battery creates electricity, which passes thru a coil to create friction, and thus produce the heat that burns the contents of the device.
The exploding e-cig phenomemen is a result of two things. The first, is device manufacturer’s creating a product that had no built in regulation of the electrical component. The second, is the sale of such product to people without proper instruction on how to use such a device.
A key to understanding how serious this issue is goes beyond the device itself to one of the key principals of physics, Ohms Law.
Ohm’s Law deals with the relationship between voltage and current in an ideal conductor. This relationship states that: The potential difference (voltage) across an ideal conductor is proportional to the current through it. The constant of proportionality is called the “resistance”, R.
In devices like e-cigs and vaping, as mentioned earlier, the key component is creating electrical resistance thru the use of a coil. When this law is abused or ignored and more resistance is created than can be properly dispelled by the device the result is an exploding device. It is the equivalent in some cases of having a small bomb in your hand.
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Can E-Cigs/Vapes Lead to Medical Illness?
Unfortunately e-cigs and vapes have been linked to a number of medical related illnesses, including severe lung injuries. Again as a result of the market being unregulated by the FDA for so long, products were created that contained chemicals believed to be safe. Many chemicals that we believe to be safe are used in our everyday foods etc, the problem is using the chemical in a way that was never previously tested.
Certain chemicals when applied under excessive heat change their components and ultimately the effect that is has on your body. Diacetyl is one of those chemicals that was found early on in almost every major e-cigarette product. As it turns out, inhaling this chemical at excessively high heats frequently can result in a respiratory disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, commonly called popcorn lung.
In addition, within the vaping community manufacturing of e-liquids has become a household business. Many e-liquids are produced and sold from people’s homes quite frequently, making it even more impossible to know exactly what is in these products.
One of the components of the e-liquid commonly used is liquid nicotine. Nicotine in this form is one of the most dangerous substances to man, skin exposure may poison you and digestion will kill you. Many manufactures produced products containing liquid nicotine without warning of the dangers of the product. In addition the labeling of the products without the proper warnings to minors, lead to many children falsely convinced that the product was a digestible treat. Cases have been reported of children eating the product and becoming life threateningly ill or dying as a result of nicotine poisoning.
Greg Jones Law has successfully sued dangerous device manufacturers for failing to warn of the dangers. We have the means and the experience to represent clients throughout the United States. To find out if you have a case against the makers of a dangerous e-cig/vape device or product contact us today for a free case evaluation. Call 855-566-3752 or contact us online.