Florida Man Files Lawsuit After Vape Explosion

Steven Williams, a Florida native filed suit against vaporizer company VapeXhale for alleged manufacturing defects. He claims the device exploded in his mouth and he was left with burns on his face and lips that required hospitalization.

Florida Man Files Lawsuit After Vape Explosion. Florida man filed a lawsuit against the vape company after his vape exploded in his face and caused him to suffer severe injuries.

Florida Man Files Lawsuit After Vape Explosion

Following an alleged vape explosion that wounded Florida man James Dardini and negatively harmed his wife, Angela Dardini, ClassAction.com has filed another product liability and negligence action against e-cigarette makers and sellers. This is one of numerous such claims filed by ClassAction.com in recent months.

According to Mr. and Mrs. Dardini’s complaint, a vaping device exploded in Mr. Dardini’s right pocket, resulting in second and third-degree burns that required at least one skin transplant operation.

The case was filed earlier this autumn in Volusia County, Florida. Kangertech, the manufacturer of the vape devices, Sunshine Vapor, the store that reportedly sold Mr. Dardini the vape items, and Perfect Vape, which allegedly imported and sold the devices to Sunshine Vapor, are among the defendants.

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The case claims, among other things, carelessness, design and manufacturing flaws, and a failure to appropriately notify plaintiffs of the items’ hazards.

The action seeks damages for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering, as well as any other relief the Court deems appropriate.

The plaintiff alleges that his leg was engulfed in flames.

On September 21, 2015, Mr. Dardini claims to have acquired a Kanger vape and batteries from the Sunshine shop. (A receipt from this transaction is included in the complaint.) Mr. Dardini claims the vaporizer detonated in his front right pocket about 11 a.m. on December 28, 2015, when he was working in Ocoee, Florida, “engulfing [his] leg in flames.”


Mr. Dardini was reportedly taken to Health First Hospital in Clermont, Florida, before being moved to ORMC’s Burn Unit for treatment of second and third-degree burns. Mr. Dardini claims he underwent “major skin graft surgery on his right leg” while at ORMC. (All of the claimed injuries and equipment in dispute are photographed in the lawsuit.)

“Mr. Dardini experienced significant, irreversible, and life-altering injuries to his groin, legs, and lower back as a consequence of this claimed occurrence,” according to the lawsuit.

Angela Dardini, Mr. Dardini’s wife, is a plaintiff because Mr. Dardini’s injuries are believed to have harmed their marriage and caused Mrs. Dardini “loss of love” and “mental anguish.”

ClassAction.com’s Dardini Case Is Similar to Others

The Dardinis’ case is identical to three previous e-cigarette lawsuits filed in Florida by ClassAction.com lately. In one of those situations, an e-cig reportedly burst in William Pickett’s pocket as he was driving to work, “engulfing [his] leg in flames.” Mr. Pickett claims he was burned in the second and third degrees.

In a separate incident, David Studer of Florida was reportedly hurt when an e-cigarette battery burst in his shorts pocket, setting them on fire. According to Mr. Studer’s allegation, he was burned in the second and third degrees on his thigh.


James Lauria, a third plaintiff, says that an e-cigarette burst in his mouth, causing a big hole between the roof of his mouth and his naval cavity, as well as shattering his teeth and fingers.

Mr. Lauria claims he had to be intubated because his esophagus was swelled to the point where he couldn’t breathe normally. He was reportedly transported across state borders to the trauma and burn center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he was treated for significant injuries.

ClassAction.com Fights for Vapers Who Have Been Injured

While the details of each complaint differ, they all have one thing in common: an e-cigarette burst, badly harming someone who had no means of protecting themselves.

Our lawyers are pursuing these claims in the hopes of halting the escalating public health disaster.

Our lawyers are pursuing these claims against e-cigarette manufacturers in the hopes of halting the spread of this public health problem. We will get redress for these victims and make e-cigarette firms responsible for their irresponsibility via legal action.

Please call us right away if you or a loved one has been damaged by e-cigarettes for a free case evaluation. Don’t wait; some situations are time-sensitive, and you may be eligible for compensation if you act quickly.

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