PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing T-Mobile Store, Asurion Insurance Co., Apple Inc. and others, citing alleged negligence.
Ishynique McCoy filed a complaint on in August in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging the various entities failed to conduct adequate studies, testing and inspections of the iPhone 6 prior to distribution.
The case has since been removed to Philadelphia federal court.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 17, 2015, she had her Apple iPhone 6 in her back pocket when it suddenly and without warning exploded due to defective condition. She sustained severe burns and scarring to her upper leg and buttock.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to provide adequate warning and instruction on the safe use and operation of the subject phone and failed to institute a timely recall of the defective phone model.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest and costs. She is represented by Frank Rothermel and Karen O'Brien of Bernhardt, Rothermel & Siegel PC in Philadelphia.