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John Uustal Will Be Featured on Inside Edition Tonight

Miami and Fort Lauderdale residents will want to tune in to Channel 7 this evening (Boca residents: Channel 12) to see Attorney John Uustal featured on Inside Edition to talk about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

Kelley/Uustal has already drafted a complaint and intends to file suit later this month in a case involving a 21-year-old Naples man who was severely injured by his e-cigarette. The young man was at home in Naples when he attempted to use the device, just as he had many times before, when it exploded with heat and battery acid in his face. He suffered third degree burns on his face, mouth, neck, and esophagus, and was transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, where he had surgery and spent a week in the burn unit. For most of the week he was intubated and in a medically induced coma.

In the past three years alone, there have been at least 30 cases of e-cigarette fires/explosions caused mostly by faulty batteries. Kelley/Uustal has long taken an active stance against the e-cigarette industry, largely because the long-term effects of the devices are not well enough understood to be considered a “safe” alternative to cigarettes. Now, with the added danger of e-cigarettes catching fire or exploding during charging or use, there is even more reason to avoid them.

Millions of people worldwide use e-cigarettes. If they are going to be touted as safer alternatives to cigarettes, then a full safety investigation of explosion incidents is needed and government regulation is a must.

Programming Schedule:

  • Miami WSVN
    FOX (Channel 7) M-F 7:00 PM and 12:00 AM
  • West Palm Beach WPEC
    CBS (Channel 12) M-F 7:30 PM
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