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Cigarette Fires

Cigarette Fires Consumer Lawsuits

Cigarette Fires | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Injury, Deaths, Damages | Phillip Morris USA, Self-Extinguishing Cigarettes, Failure To Warn Consumers, Defective Paper

Approximately 900 Americans die each year and another 2,500 are injured by fires started by cigarettes, according to the American Burn Association and the federal government. A lit cigarette that is dropped onto bedding or a sofa can smolder unobtrusively for as long as 30 minutes before a fire erupts.

Philip Morris USA has settled a lawsuit in the case of a toddler who was severely burned when a cigarette left in a car started a fire, the first time the nation's top cigarette maker has paid damages in a personal injury case.

Self-extinguishing cigarettes are being made to prevent fires. The cigarettes require a special paper and go out if you don't puff on them regularly. And they cost more to produce than regular cigarettes. New York State law requires all cigarettes sold after after June 28 be self-extinguishing.

A California resident has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Philip Morris USA over its Merit self-extinguishing cigarettes. The lawsuit claims that the paper used in the cigarettes pose a greater risk for fire and injury than regular cigarettes.

The lawsuit claims that Philip Morris failed to warn consumers that the paper causes pieces of partly burned tobacco to fall from the ends of the cigarette.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Cigarette Fires

If you or a loved one were injured from a cigarette fire, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Clark Co. Hotel Fire Blamed On Discarded Cigarette

Aug 24, 2005 |
A discarded cigarette sparked a hotel fire in Clark County early Wednesday morning, investigators said. The fire came on the heels of two other blazes this week that also are believed to have been caused by discarded cigarettes. Fire crews arrived at the Salmon Creek Shilo Inn about 1 a.m. and discovered a bark dust fire that had spread to the building on the south wing of the facility, said Leah Edwards with Clark County Fire District 6.A good Samaritan who attempted to notify possible...

Cigarette Sparks Fire at Lake Oswego Triplex

Aug 23, 2005 |
Investigators believe a discarded cigarette sparked a huge triplex fire that lit up the dark sky in Lake Oswego early Tuesday morning, caused an estimated half million dollars in damage and injured one firefighter.The firefighter's face was cut with glass and paramedics took him to the hospital where doctors stitched up his wounds.The blaze broke out just after midnight in the rental building near the corner of Lakeview Boulevard and Bryant Road. Firefighters said it moved fast, escalating into...

Cigarettes Blamed for 1 of 4 Fire Deaths, More Than Any Other Cause

Aug 23, 2004 |
The number of fires caused by lighted tobacco products almost always cigarettes increased by 19 percent in the most recent year studied, according to research by the the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NFPA says that cigarettes are the leading cause of fatal fires in the U.S. Smoking materials led to one out of four fire deaths in 1999, more than any other cause of fire. NFPA's statistical analysis sheds light on how cigarettes lead to fatal fires. Contrary to the popular...

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