Tobacco kills, and yet millions of people continue to light up cigarettes across the globe. In an effort to cut down on the habit many have chosen to take up E-cigarettes, (or E-cigs and Vape pens).
The trend has become so popular, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports tobacco use amongst teens is at an all-time high. The study also finds that if current smoking rates continue, nearly 6-million of those Americans under the age of 18 today will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease.
Last year roughly 3-million teens reported using E-cigarettes. Compare that number to the 1.6 million who claimed to use traditional cigarettes in 2015.
Up until recently, it was widely believed the E-cigarettes were far safer. New studies such as this one by the CDC, are finding that's just not true. Ironically (in some people's opinions), this increase in E-cigarette use has also given rise to more lawsuits.
Last year stories about exploding E-cigs were plastered all over the news. A California woman won the nation's first liability lawsuit against an E-cig company last October. She was awarded $1.9 million. She suffered major burns after the battery on her device caught fire inside her car.
A FEMA report found that between 2009 and 2014 there were 25 incidents of fires associated with E-cigarettes. Of those only nine involved physical injuries. However, since that report was released, nearly half a dozen lawsuits in California alone have been filed.
E-cigarettes are not regulated, so the full scope of health risks remains unknown. What we do know is that the lithium batteries inside the devices can be dangerous.
Should you find yourself the victim of a defective or exploding E-cigarette contact the best Las Vegas Personal Injury attorneys we know, Pickard Parry Pfau.
One type of automobile accident that involves delivery and transport trucks occurs when a piece of cargo falls off of the truck and causes a traffic accident.
When a patient seeks medical care from a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care provider, the patient is looking for the best possible treatment. All too often, though, patients become the victims of mistakes or negligence on the part of their healthcare providers. There are a number of different types of mistakes, or medical errors, that can occur in the setting of patient care, and when these medical errors occur and cause harm to the patient, the patient may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
Accidents involving large trucks happen all too frequently in Nevada.
Slip and fall personal injury cases can be complicated, and things get even trickier if your injuries occurred on government-owned property, such as a public library, a federal park, or on the grounds of a government building.
Unlike other states, many of which have a one-bite rule when it comes to harm caused by dogs, Nevada does not have any specific statewide dog bite statute.
Motorcycles can be incredibly fun to own and ride, especially through the scenic Nevada desert or along the Vegas strip.
Car accidents can be horrible, especially for those who are victims of accidents caused by negligent or reckless drivers.
Countless motor vehicle accidents each year in Nevada involve a bad tire in some way.
In 2014, traffic accidents were responsible for causing almost 300 deaths and over 1200 serious injuries.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident, especially when a driver is hit from behind.