Tulsa doctors say e-cigs caused explosions

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 12:35:32-04

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.