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Exploding e-cigarettes on the rise

E-cigarettes are a relatively new product which increasing numbers of people are using as an alternative to smoking, or as an aid to quit.

At the same time, an increasing number of incidents where e-cigarettes are malfunctioning are being reported in the press. Concerns about the safety of these products have been raised, highlighting the lack of regulation or knowledge of how and where these are manufactured.

Bartletts specialist personal injury solicitors in Wrexham, have seen a number of people who have been injured as a result of using e-cigarettes. We recently helped a man who suffered severe burns when his e-cigarette exploded when charging.

The 40-year-old warehouse worker had been smoking an e-cigarette throughout the day and it needed to be recharged. He plugged it in and placed it next to him so the battery could recharge. Unexpectedly, the e-cigarette exploded, burning the man’s leg through his jeans.

The man was rushed to the accident and emergency department of his local hospital where he was examined and treated for severe burns to his leg. Doctors at the hospital dressed the burns and prescribed painkillers.

When the man came to see our expert personal injury solicitors in Wrexham, the burns had left him with permanent scarring on his leg.

Our dedicated team of lawyers established that the e-cigarette was to blame and sued the company that had supplied the e-cigarette to the client.

Bartletts Solicitors successfully won a claim against the supplier’s insurance company for substantial compensation for personal injuries as well as compensation for his damaged clothing

If you have been injured by an e-cigarette and for free and impartial legal advice regarding your personal injury, please contact Bartletts Solicitors on Freephone 0800 988 3674 or from a mobile on 0333 200 4465  or email advice@bartletts.co.uk.

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