HOUSTON – Claiming his electronic cigarette exploded on him a year ago, Harris County resident Dunta White has pursued legal action.
A lawsuit filed in the Harris County 157th District Court on Jan. 10 asserts H Town Vape Inc. sold White a lithium-ion battery that caused the explosion.
The suit lists LG Chem Ltd. as an additional defendant since it reportedly made the battery.
According to the original petition, the plaintiff suffered injuries to his mouth, face, and other parts of his body.
“The explosion caused a large piece of the device to be lodged in the plaintiff’s mouth and throat,” court documents state.
White faults H Town Vape’s manager/owner, Morgan Roberts, for misrepresenting that the battery was safe to use.
“Electronic cigarettes have a long history of exploding and causing personal injuries and property damages,” the suit says. “The injuries suffered by the plaintiff are a continuation of a long list of victims of electronic cigarette explosions.”
Consequently, White seeks unspecified monetary damages.
He is represented by Scott P. Armstrong, Joshua D. Lee, and Megan C. Savage of the law firm Armstrong Lee Savage LLP in Houston.
Harris County 157th District Court Case No. 2018-2182