Vape Pen Explodes, Injures Apple Valley Man

An Apple Valley man was injured when a vape pen exploded in his face in June. Firefighters responded to the incident around 1:00 p.m. at the 14800 block of Tonikan Road. Authorities say the 40-year-old sustained facial injuries from the vape pen explosion.

The victim allegedly told the dispatcher that the device blew up while he was smoking it. He was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 15 reported e-cigarette fires and explosions in 2015. Twelve of these incidents resulted in injuries requiring medical attention. With the increasing popularity of vaping products, reports of these incidents are becoming even more frequent. Apple Valley Sheriff’s Sgt. Marc Bracco says a call like this happens as often as once a week in the High Desert.

“Reports of vaping products exploding or catching fire are happening too frequently for manufacturers to ignore,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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