It was a matter of when and not if for when the lawsuits start flying in for Samsung over the exploding Galaxy Note 7’s.
Samsung is being sued by a man in Florida who says a Note 7 exploded while in his pants pocket, causing a second degree burn on his leg as well as burns on his thumb when he tried to remove it.
Samsung sued over Note 7
The man, Jonathan Strobel says his phone exploded on September 9th. This was a week after Samsung issued an unofficial recall but still a full week before the phone was formally recalled. The lawsuit seeks damages for his medical bills, suffering and lost wages.
A Samsung Spokesperson has said the company is “aware of Mr Strobel’s incident” but will not comment on pending litigation. “We are urging all Note 7 owners to power down their devices and exchange it immediately” the spokesperson said. They encouraged phone owners to visit the Samsung website for information on how to swap out a recalled phone.