Texas Man Dies After E-Cigarette Explodes
We have learned that a man from Texas has died after his e-cigarette exploded and caused a massive injury. The incident happened on January 27. William Brown, 24-years-old, was in the parking lot of a store that sells vaping supplies when his vape pen exploded. The owner of the store, who did not sell the pen, called 911. Brown was taken to the hospital and placed into a medically induced coma. Shrapnel from the explosion caused a dissection of his left carotid artery. He died from a stroke two days later.
At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we recognize this as a tragic accident that brings up many questions. Was the vape pen that brown was using faulty? Did the company know about these risks?
If you need a Dallas wrongful death attorney, you can count on us to be by your side.
What Does A Wrongful Death Case Look Like?
The case above could turn into both a wrongful death and a product liability case. There have been nearly 200 reports of explosions from e-cigarettes in the US from 2009-2016 according to the US Fire Administration. Defective products are one of the common causes of wrongful death and there are hundreds of products recalled each year.
Today, we want to look at some other ways in which wrongful death cases arise. Please know that this is not a complete list and you should always seek advice from a qualified attorney before making any decisions moving forward.
- Vehicle Accidents: We know that driver negligence claims the lives of far too many people in Texas. Some of the main issues revolve around drunk driving, distracted driving, and speeding. Vehicle accidents include crashes with motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. During the latest reporting year, 3,721 people lost their lives in traffic accidents.
- Violence: While you may now that perpetrators of violence are held accountable criminally, they can also be liable in civil court as well for wrongful death.
- Medical Mistakes: Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US and are caused by healthcare-acquired infections, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, mistakes with medications, and more.
- Law Enforcement: We are much more aware, thanks to social media, that law enforcement and corrections officials sometimes use more force than is necessary for a situation. This can lead to tragic deaths that never should have occurred.
Moving Forward From Here
If you have lost a loved one and you believe someone else’s negligence is to blame, please seek legal assistance. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, you can count on having an experienced and determined attorney by your side, helping you figure out what happened. Dottie Hyde will work diligently to secure the compensation you need:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bill coverage
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages