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E-cigarette Explosion Attorney


When purchasing a product such as an electronic cigarette, consumers have a right to expect that item to be safe and fit for its intended purpose. But many times, be it from a battery explosion, an undisclosed side effect, or some other defect, products can cause untold injuries. In California, entities ranging from the manufacturer, to the distributor, to the ultimate retailer can be held accountable for the injuries caused by their products.

As these are relatively new products, the electronic cigarette industry has little governmental oversight. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, only those e-cigarettes marketed for “therapeutic purposes” are regulated by the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. There is no oversight from the FDA Center for Tobacco Products. The FDA warns that reported illnesses and injuries from e-cigs include:

  • pneumonia
  • congestive heart failure
  • disorientation
  • seizure
  • hypotension
  • other health problems

Bentley & More, LLP is at the national forefront of seeking recovery for individuals injured by defective products, including the first verdict in the country against an electronic cigarette distributed and retailer for the burns and trauma caused by an exploding e-cig.

September of 2015, Mr. Bentley obtained a $1.885 million jury verdict in Riverside Superior Court in a first-of-its-kind product liability case involving an e-cigarette device that exploded while charging, causing severe physical burns and a lifetime of emotional scars to his client.

Let us fight on your behalf for your just compensation, and help tell your story, together.