The Food and Drug Administration has issued repeated warnings about the risks posed by e-cigarettes or vape pens -- not only about health risks but also about burn injury hazards. Following several incidents in which these devices exploded and caused severe burn injuries to users in other states, an event in Texas might lead to a wrongful death claim. An e-cigarette explosion caused the death of 24-year-old man on January 29.
The Texas Department of Public Safety commiserated with the families of sanitation workers whose lives were lost in recent weeks while they were on duty. The latest incident occurred in Texas on a recent Monday evening when a vehicle struck a waste collector in Orange. When such fatalities are caused by the reckless or negligent actions of third parties, wrongful death lawsuits might follow.