Samsung Facing Lawsuits over Defective Galaxy Note 7 Phones
Last week, the first lawsuit was filed against Samsung over injuries suffered as a result of a defective Galaxy Note 7 phone. This may potentially be the first of many defective product lawsuits the company will face associated with this phone, and it was filed one day after the company recalled approximately 1 million Note 7 phones across the United States.
The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff suffered severe burn injuries when his Galaxy Note 7 phone exploded in his pants pocket. The accident occurred while the plaintiff was shopping in a Costco store. In addition to the phone-sized second degree burn on his right leg, the man also severely burned his left thumb while trying to get the phone out of his pocket and away from his leg. He is seeking damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 phone due to a defective battery which is prone to overheating. Currently, the company has received 92 reports of overheating batteries in these phones, resulting in 26 burn injuries. Galaxy Note 7 owners have been instructed to power down the device and exchange it for a properly functioning model immediately.
If you have suffered a burn injury caused by a defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone that has exploded unexpectedly, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. The attorneys at the Turley Law Firm have been fighting for the rights of defective product victims in the Dallas area for more than 40 years. Our firm has the vast resources necessary to battle the high-powered legal teams employed by negligent manufacturers, and we’ll stand by your side every step of the way to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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