Thousands of Britons may have suffered serious cuts, bruising, organ damage and concussion because of their mobile phone, the first analysis of injuries has shown.
Researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School looked at the results from 100 hospitals across the US dating back to 1998 and found 2,501 patients needed hospital treatment.
If extrapolated to the whole country, the study estimates that more than 76,000 people in the US required medical help because of their phones over the 20 years study period.
Around 94 per cent of people in Britain now owns a mobile phone, and 95 per cent of people in the US, so the prevalence of injuries is expected to be broadly similar.
If the findings were…