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E-cigarettes seem to be all the rage these days and while they are often marketed as a safer alternative to smoking, the reality is that e-cigarettes pose their own health and safety hazards to users. If you have been injured by an exploding e-cigarette, our Massachusetts products liability attorneys are here to help. We understand the pain, shock and horror that the victim of an e-cigarette burn or explosion experiences, which is why we are devoted to fighting for your rights through each step of the legal process.

Injuries arising from hazardous and faulty e-cigarettes, commonly known as “vape pens”, have increased all over the country. In Massachusetts, the attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against a nationwide seller of e-cigarette and vaping products, claiming that the company violated state law by targeting underage individuals for sales of such products through marketing and advertising designed to appeal to young people. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that the retailer did not verify the ages of online buyers for a number of years and also failed to make sure that shipments of these products were obtained by individuals over the age of 21, the state’s legal age for purchasing smoking products. Unfortunately, not only have e-cigarettes led to a significant increase in teenagers and young adults “vaping” – there have also been numerous reports of e-cigarettes exploding across the country, leading to burns, scarring and other severe facial injuries to users.

If you have been injured by an exploding or defective e-cigarette, you may be able to recover compensation through a products liability lawsuit. These claims are complex, but we know how to navigate them effectively. Product manufacturers are required to make sure that their products function as advertised and do not pose any extraordinary danger to customers when used as intended. They are also required to include sufficient instructions for use and safety warnings. When a defective product causes injury or death, there are a number of parties that may be liable including the manufacturer, distributor and retailer. Product defects can be categorized in one of three ways:

If you were injured in a car accident by a defective airbag, you need to contact a reputable Massachusetts injury attorney who can assist you in understanding your legal rights and options. With extensive experience, we are committed to getting our clients the justice and compensation they deserve after a car wreck. We know that dealing with an accident can be incredibly daunting but we are here to guide you through the legal process and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Liability in Defective Airbag Cases 

Products liability is an area of law in which manufacturers, distributers, suppliers and retailers can be held accountable for putting dangerous or defective products into the hands of a consumer. In the context of faulty airbags, these lawsuits against the airbag manufacturer allow individuals to seek meaningful compensation when they have suffered preventable injuries from faulty airbags. An individual who has been injured as a result of a defective product will typically have at least one of three claims: design defect, manufacturing defect or failure to warn.

A defective product can lead to devastating injuries and, in the worst cases, even death. We understand the pain, stress and disturbance that being injured by a defective product can cause in your life. If you or someone close to you has been harmed by a defective product or failure to warn, you have the right to seek damages from the at-fault party. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates P.C. , our highly skilled Massachusetts products liability attorneys will work aggressively to make sure that the people we represent recover full and fair compensation in their case.

Products liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the stream of commerce, and ultimately into the hands of a consumer. There are three types of product defects that incur liability to manufacturers and suppliers: design defects, manufacturing defects and marketing defects.

Design defects generally exist before the product is manufactured and refer to inherent flaws in the design of the product. Manufacturing defects, on the other hand, occur during the construction or production of the item. Marketing defects, often referred to as warning defects, deal with improper instructions and/or a failure to warn consumers of potential dangers of the product. In other words, the product was designed and manufactured properly but the manufacturer or seller failed to provide adequate warnings of its foreseeable risks of harm.

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Defective products can cause catastrophic injuries and damage to both persons and property. If you or someone close to you was injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates P.C., we protect the rights of injured victims throughout the entire legal process. With more than two decades of experience, our Massachusetts product liability lawyers understand the area of law governing the rights of persons who have been injured due to defective products.

Unfortunately, consumer products injure many people in Massachusetts and across the United States every year. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 359 reported injuries due to these products in 2015. For instance, clothing was associated with 345,836 injuries that resulted in a visit to the emergency room. In addition, the CPSC issued 410 recalls, and 10 companies were fined with civil penalties in the United States.

Product liability is an area of law designed to hold manufacturers and sellers accountable for placing a hazardous product into the stream of commerce, and ultimately into the hands of a consumer. Put another way, the manufacturer or vendor of goods has an obligation to compensate for any injury caused by defective or faulty merchandise that is sold on the market.

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