According to a release by Bloomberg Law, thousands of consumers have been injured by exploding 18650 Lithium-ion Batteries, including 18650 batteries manufactured by South Korean based giant LG Chem, Ltd. LG Chem, Ltd. has attempted to defeat claims brought by injured consumers by claiming in courts across the country that American courts do not have authority to exercise power over the company. Many state and federal courts have accepted this claim, effectively denying American consumers access to the court system.
The law firms of Gupta Wessler PLLC and The Simon Law Firm, P.C. have recently defeated LG Chem, Ltd.’s personal jurisdiction defense in Missouri, potentially opening the doors to Missouri consumers injured by LG Chem, Ltd.’s exploding batteries. On March 24, 2022, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri rejected LG Chem, Ltd.’s claims that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the South Korean company.
The expert personal injury attorneys in St. Louis with The Simon Law Firm, P.C. have successfully resolved e-cigarette explosion cases involving LG 18650 batteries for consumers. If you or a loved one has been injured by an exploding LG 18650 battery, please contact us today.