A couple from a Plainfield, Illinois, have filed a lawsuit against 2 vape shops alleging that batteries for an electronic cigarette purchased there exploded in the man’s pants, causing 3rd degree burn injuries.
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What’s the Problem?
June 29, 2017 – Plaintiff Scott Schroeck says he was checking on a load of lumber in his truck while working when the e-cigarette batteries in his front 2 pockets exploded, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was rushed to a hospital and treated for burns on both legs before being released a week later.
The incident has already cost the couple more than $200,000 in medical bills, which are sure to increase as Schroeck is scheduled to undergo costly skin graft surgery.
Schroeck’s wife is named as a co-plaintiff in the suit, alleging that she lost her husband’s companionship as a result of the e-cigarette explosion. The couple claims that the vape’s batteries were defective and that no warnings were provided of the risk of explosion.
The complaint was filed in Cook County circuit court against Rockin Vape, Tobacco Zone and battery manufacturer LG. Plaintiffs are alleging damages of negligence and product liability.
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