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California product liability attorney, California personal injury lawyerE-cigarettes may be gaining in popularity among smokers, but these new devices have left numerous people severely injured. Because these are hand-held devices and are devices used close to or touching the face, these exploding e-cigarettes pose serious danger.  If you have been injured by a defective e-cigarette, vape pen or any other malfunctioning device, you may be entitled to compensation under a legal theory of personal injury law called “product liability.”

Cause of Exploding E-Cigarettes

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the battery is the part of the e-cigarette that causes the explosion. E-cigarettes use lithium ion batteries with flammable liquid electrolytes. This liquid is prone to overheating and exploding when the battery receives too much voltage when charging. This is just one of the reasons why e-cigarettes explode. E-cigarettes are a new technology, and the industry is not highly regulated. Many e-cigarettes are produced in China.

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California accident attorney, California wrongful death lawyerWrongful deaths are tragic and unfortunately happen frequently each year. According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 136,053 unintentional injury deaths and 13,959 unintentional fall deaths in the United States in one year.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims are a type of lawsuit that can be brought by a deceased person’s family when the deceased person died in an accident that was not his or her fault. It may be possible for the family to recover even if the family member died due to reasons that were partially his or her fault.

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This past weekend, the Bay Area—along with the rest of the country—was horrified to learn that an apparent electrical fire in a warehouse in Oakland claimed the lives of 36 people.

The fire occurred late Friday night in a building known locally as the “Ghost Ship” which served as a hub for artists and musicians and provided studio and performance spaces. At the time of the deadly fire, a dance party was underway in the building with reportedly more than 100 people in attendance. In the wake of the tragedy, local officials have been working to determine the cause of the blaze and have begun looking at public records about the building, which has only raised more questions about whether the loss of life could have or should have been prevented.

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