E-cigarettes have been increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Over the last few years, however, there have been many reports of e-cigarettes exploding and leaving consumers severely injured. If you or someone close to you has been injured by an e-cigarette, you may be able to obtain compensation for your harm. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our products liability attorneys can analyze the facts of your case and determine whether or not you have a strong legal claim.
A recent incident in Florida left a 21-year-old man injured after an e-cigarette exploded in his face. Evan Spahlinger, from Naples, was burned on his face, neck, hands, and lungs. He suffered internal burns and had to be placed into a medically induced coma. He had to be treated at a hospital that had a burn unit, due to the severity of the burns.
Last week, Spahlinger filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade County against the companies that manufactured the e-cigarette that injured him. According to Spahlinger’s attorney, the defect in the e-cigarette “left Evan permanently injured and caused him unimaginable mental anguish.” Given Spahlinger’s injuries, he will need extensive follow up care to deal with his permanent injuries.
Unfortunately, faulty products injure individuals in Florida and throughout the United States every day. When a defective product causes an injury or death, there are a number of parties that may be liable, including the manufacturer, distributor, and retailer. The product could have been flawed due to how it was manufactured or how it was designed. Additionally, a failure to warn users about potential hazards could also lead to a products liability lawsuit.
Florida products liability law permits injured victims to seek compensation for their harm. The compensation will typically be for medical expenses, loss of income and benefits, disability or impairment, pain and suffering, diminished enjoyment of life, property damage, and more. While no amount of money can undo the harm you have suffered, it can help deal with the expenses that often arise after such an incident. The exact amount of compensation will vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
It is important to note that products liability cases are complex because there are often multiple parties that may be liable. We understand how to tackle these cases and identify each potential defendant.
Under Florida law, products liability claims must be filed within a certain time frame, known as the statute of limitations. Failing to file within the appropriate time limit could mean losing your legal right to pursue compensation altogether. Thus, it is imperative to work with an attorney who will be vigilant about timelines in your case.
If a defective product has injured you, you may have rights to assert. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami products liability attorneys can help you identify these rights and pursue the maximum amount of compensation allowable under the law. We strongly believe in holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they cause. You can rest assured that we are here to answer your questions and address your concerns. To learn more, feel free to call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online today.
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