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.
It is not uncommon for a slip and fall to occur to someone visiting a hotel or casino on the Las Vegas strip.
it is only a matter of time before you or someone you know comes in contact with a dog.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1,025 people were tragically killed in Nevada as a result of drunk driving accidents between the years of 2003 and 2012.
According to statistics compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more people die on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year.
The Reno-Gazette Journal reports a local alleged “pill-mill” physician, Dr. Robert Rand, has been charged by the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners with 74 counts of medical malpractice.
Unfortunately, those riders and passengers who are involved in motorcycle accidents are at a higher risk of serious injury or even death - even when wearing protective gear.
Nevada law, like that of many other states across the country, mandates that bicyclists obey the same traffic laws as drivers of passenger cars.
While many of the lawsuits on the ILR’s list are laughable, they are also a reminder of how some abuse the legal system to target businesses in search of damages.
Commonly referred to a motor vehicle accidents (MVAs), more people are fatally killed in car accidents than have died in American wars in the past century
The fact that a slip or trip and fall accident can happen in virtually any location means that we are all at risk of being injured on a day-to-day basis.