“I reached under my pants. I felt flesh bubbling up. It was one of the most intense pain(s) I have ever experienced,” Matt said.
Just last year a man in New York says his iPhone 5 exploded in his pocket, giving him third-degree burns on his leg the size of a football.
Tech experts have reported that even minor damage to a phone’s circuit board, or the use of third-party charging devices, can cause the battery to overheat and spew lithium lava.
Documents uncovered by KIRO 7 linked the problems to lithium batteries in other investigations.
Matt says his phone incident caused him second-degree burns. It also affected him mentally.
“As a former Marine, I really have bad anxiety,” Matt said. “This triggered one of the worst anxiety attacks I have ever had.”
He is now considering hiring an attorney to help file a lawsuit against Apple.
“They need to be held accountable. Obviously, there’s a flaw in the phone,” Matt said. “This is not a cheap phone. It’s one of the top phones in the world so I think it needs to be evaluated.”