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Exploding Phone Battery Lawsuit

Exploding Phone Battery Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed by people who were seriously burned when their phone battery exploded.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting exploding phone battery induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Exploding Phone Batteries: Be Careful Where You Charge Your Phone

What is the Problem?

Phones, laptops, and other portable electronic devices are powered by lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are small and recharge quickly, but the convenience comes with a risk — fires and explosions.

Why Do Phone Batteries Explode?

Phone battery explosions are usually caused by a lithium-ion battery that undergoes a “thermal runaway,” in which an electrical short-circuit causes the battery to overheat.

The heat boils the highly-flammable liquid chemicals inside the battery and creates gas, which causes the battery to burst open. When the chemicals hit an electrical spark, the phone catches on fire and explodes. The fire burns extremely hot and is difficult to extinguish.

What Causes Phone Battery Explosions?

  • Bad design
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Wrong type of battery in the phone
  • Physical damage
  • Wrong charger
  • Hot temperatures

Texas Man Files Lawsuit After Exploding Phone Battery Ends Basketball Career

In September 2019, a man from Texas filed a lawsuit after an LG phone battery exploded in his hand and ended his professional basketball career.

The lawsuit was filed a Senegal-born man who played college ball for Mars Hill University and professional basketball overseas before he moved to Texas.

He claims his basketball career ended when an LG K20 Plus phone exploded in his hand in May 2019, causing severe burns, nerve damage, scarring and swelling that made it impossible for him to fully extend his fingers.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas — In RE: Thiam v. T-Mobile USA Inc. et al.Case Number 4:19-cv-00633.

Samsung Phone Battery Explosion Lawsuits

In 2016 and 2017, Samsung was hit with several lawsuits from people who were severely burned when their Galaxy Note 7 battery exploded.

The company issued a recall for about 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because the lithium-ion battery can overheat, catch on fire, and burn consumers. The recall was issued after Samsung received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

Do I have an Exploding Phone Battery Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting exploding phone battery induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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