When people purchase a product, they generally trust that it is safe for them to use. Most of the time, that assumption is correct, but there are instances where a dangerous or defective product still makes it into the marketplace. E-cigarettes, or vape pens, have been a source of recent criticism due to being linked to strokes, seizures, heart attachks, respiratory issues, burn injuries and even fatalities across the country, with two deaths right here in Texas.
The human body is an alarmingly successful conductor of electricity. An electrical current can easily pass through the body, and even if the harm appears insignificant, it can cause severe damage and/ or scaring to the skin, muscles, heart, brain or other internal organs and can often result in death. Different circumstances can lead to electrical injuries, and many involve the negligence of other parties.
It is no exaggeration to say that a burn over a large part of your body could end up costing you almost a million dollars in Texas. According to the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News website, an electruction, on average, could have you in the hospital for almost two months and carry a cost of just below $800,000 for a burn that covers about half of your body.