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Joseph Calvins E-Cigarette Explosion ABC LA 7 Case Coverage

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:
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pneumonia
congestive heart failure
disorientation
seizure
hypotension
other health problems
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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.

In 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.