The Alexander Burn Center at Tulsa's Hillcrest Medical Center has seen four third-degree burn patients in the last month due to e-cigarette explosions.
Dr. Tara Wilson has treated the patients, all men between their mid-20s to mid-30s.
She says all suffered burns to their thighs, which required surgery and at least a week of hospitalization.
The patients claim they were carrying the e-cigs in their pockets when the battery exploded.
Dr. Wilson says the patients will require ongoing treatment and might require physical therapy for full recovery.