In an extremely bizarre accident involving modern “vaping,” a man from Naples, Florida suffered significant burns and internal injuries after his e-cigarette exploded while he was using it. The e-cigarette, which vaporizes nicotine for inhalation using a heated liquid solution, malfunctioned and burst in the man’s mouth, causing his face, lungs, and throat to be severely burned.
The man, Evan Spahlinger, has filed a lawsuit as of the last week of January, 2016. Miami-Dade against the companies that manufactured and sold the e-cigarette, which details his ordeal. According to the suit, the e-cigarette exploded into flames, causing Spahlinger to inhale them, along with burning hot air and a great deal of smoke. His esophagus and lungs were internally burned and began to swell, causing doctors to place him into a medically-induced coma. An additional press release from his lawyers stated that the injuries are now permanent, requiring extensive follow-up care and indefinite medical attendance for the rest of his life.
The e-cigarette in question was a Rig Mod V.2, sold to Spahlinger by the “Vaping Station” retailer and manufactured by VapeAMP out of San Diego. Neither company could be immediately reached for comment as of the filing of the suit. Both companies do a great deal of business in Miami-Dade, which is why Spahlinger and his lawyers have decided to file in the region.
If you’ve suffered severe injuries due to an unexpected product malfunction, you may be struggling with medical bills and legal issues during this difficult time. More so, your injuries may prevent you from being able to work – either temporarily or permanently.
For knowledgeable, professional legal assistance with your case, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to set up a free consultation to discuss your case and your legal rights. You deserve an attorney who understands all aspects of Florida personal injury law – call us today.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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