Oklahoma Doctors Treating More Burns from Exploding E Cigs

doctor e cig burnsDoctors at the Alexander Burn Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma have treated four patients for third-degree burns in the last month when the batteries their e-cigarettes exploded.

Dr. Tara Wilson told Channel 2 TV that the men in their their mid-20s to mid-30s suffered burns to their thighs, which required surgery and at least a week of hospitalization.

Two patients are suing the companies that sold them the e cigarettes. The patients claim they were carrying the e-cigs in their pockets when the battery exploded.

MDL Coming?

As the number of cases begin to multiply, plaintiff attorneys may seek to organize a multi-district litigation (MDL) docket, where hundreds of cases can be tried before a single court.

MDLs have been formed in other emerging phase cases involving IVC Filters (MDL 2641 and 2570), Essure Birth Control, Fluoroquinolones (MDL 2642) and SGLT2 Inhibitors like Invokana.


Larry Bodine

Attorney Larry Bodine is Editor of Mass Tort Nexus, and the Editor of The National Trial Lawyers. He is the former Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com and the American Bar Association Journal. He is a cum laude graduate of both Seton Hall University Law School and Amherst College.

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