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Although their use is of significant utility, lithium batteries have the potential to be dangerous when they malfunction. They may explode and result in fire causing severe, life-threatening injuries. Samsung’s anxiously awaited Galaxy Note smartphone exploded in user’s hands, pockets, and automobiles because of malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries. Some of these explosions resulted in serious burns. The Galaxy Note 7 was recalled and eventually discontinued. Replacements of the phone were known to erupt in flames or explode.
Because lithium-ion batteries contain and store a large amount of energy for their size, they easily overheat, especially when they remain plugged in for an excessive period of time. Cell phone users have reported their phone exploding while it rested on a nightstand. The phone was not charging at the time and was disconnected from any electrical socket. Cell phones have spontaneously combusted while in a person’s pocket.
Anyone who suffers severe burns due to an ion-lithium battery explosion will typically require extensive medical treatment. Malfunctioning cell phones that explode or ignite may cause significant damage to personal property and even real property. When a laptop computer ignited a couch, the home’s inhabitant was killed by the resulting fire.
If you or a loved one have been injured by an exploding or defective lithium battery in a cell phone, laptop computer, e-cigarette, or other electronic device, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. Our decades of experience make us the preferred choice for representation in personal injury and medical malpractice matters in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented victims for 113 years. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. Call today.