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Financial Fraud Attorney in Fort Lauderdale Helps Victims of Fraud Seek Justice

Victims of financial fraud are usually not aware of it until it is too late. Sometimes the perpetrator is someone that no one suspects, like an employee that the company assumed was loyal or a trusted ...
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Illinois Law Requires Schools To Carry Catastrophic Insurance for Student Athlet ...

When 4,500 former players successfully sued the NFL over concussion-related brain injuries, the case drew national attention to the dangers of blows to head suffered by pro football players. But what ...
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The Cost of Catastrophic Injuries

It’s not legalese. The law makes a clear distinction between regular and catastrophic injuries because there is one. Defined as any injury that results in permanent disabilities, catastrophic ...
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Class Action Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale Gets Compensation for Multiple Plaintiffs

When numerous people have been injured in some way by the actions of a company, it is common sometimes to deal with it through a class action lawsuit. For example, if the employees of a company feel ...
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Fda Warns Consumers About Dangerous Dietary Supplement

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautions consumers about possible health risks of a popular dietary supplement. After tests revealed the presence of anabolic steroids, the FDA is warning ...
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California Ballot Measure Could Eliminate Caps On Medical Malpractice Suits

A new ballot initiative that would remove the caps on medical malpractice suits was cleared for circulation in California. The measure is sure to spark controversy both in and outside of the state. ...
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Medical Errors One of The Leading Causes of Hospital Deaths New Study Finds

Nobody’s perfect and mistakes do happen. But when they happen in a hospital, the results can be irreparable. According to a new report, hundreds of thousands of Americans die each year because ...
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Statistics Show the Importance of An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

According to statistics, more than 31 million injuries each year in the United States require a doctor’s attention. Two million of those injuries require hospitalization, and more than 160,000 ...
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Find Out if Your Personal Injury Lawyer Has Trial Experience

If you find yourself in a legal dispute, involving anything from personal injury to breach of contract, you should choose an attorney who is prepared to go to trial on your behalf. Many cases are ...
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Know How to Recognize Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Sadly, there are numerous nursing homes throughout the state of Florida that are not up to state standards. These nursing homes may have already received citations in the past for unsanitary living ...
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5 Unexpected Ways Injury Lawyers Help People Every Day

Most people think of personal injury lawyers and they immediately think of car accidents. In fact, Florida personal injury lawyers do take on a lot of car accident cases, but they help everyday people ...
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Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries Goes Beyond Medical Bills

Catastrophic injuries are those that leave a person permanently disabled and unable to perform gainful work. They are devastating to the victim and to the victim’s family and friends. Some ...
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Kelley/Uustal Files Class Action Against Ocean State Job Lot

Employers seeking to avoid paying overtime benefits and wages frequently misclassify their employees as “exempt.” When this misclassification affects a large group of employees who hold ...
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Attorney Michael Hersh Joins Kelley/Uustal

Kelley/Uustal is proud to announce the addition of Michael Hersh to our Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm. Mr. Hersh is an experienced litigator who has spent the last several years litigating ...
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Melissa Medrano Appointed to Florida Bar's Standing Committee

Attorney Melissa Medrano of Kelley/Uustal was recently appointed to the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee: the Legal Needs for Children. This committee scrutinizes and guides the legislative ...
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Tobacco Lawsuits Differ from Typical Personal Injury Cases

Smoking lawsuits are unlike other personal injury cases because the damages take place over a long period of time. Additionally, tobacco companies have massive amounts of money that they can use ...
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Should I Settle My Birth Injury Case or Take it to Trial?

Everyone anticipates that their child’s birth will go smoothly and that mother and baby will be healthy and happy. However, sometimes birth complications occur, and the result can be mild or ...
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Eric Rosen Elected to the BCJA's Executive Board of Directors

Eric Rosen of Kelley/Uustal was recently elected to the Broward County Justice Association Executive Board of Directors for 2013-2014 as the Newsletter Editor. Mr. Rosen has been on the Broward County ...
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The Right Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get Your Life Back

Personal injury law covers a wide range of incidents, from injuries due to defective consumer products to slip and fall accidents to car crashes. Ultimately, injury law is about determining liability ...
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Will Your Insurance Be Enough After an Auto Accident?

To legally drive in Florida, you must purchase $10,000 in property damage coverage, and $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) to pay toward medical bills. Since Florida is a no-fault car ...
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Bob Kelly Receives Certificate of Appreciation from DiveHeart

Bob Kelley, founding board member of DiveBar, received a heartfelt Certificate of Appreciation from DiveHeart President, Jim Elliot, and two local disabled divers – Juan Carlos Gill and Karen ...
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New Car Insurance Laws Limit Recovery of Full PIP Benefits

Florida law changes that took effect January 1, 2013 rule that after a car accident, only those diagnosed with an emergency medical condition by a medical doctor, osteopath, dentist, physician ...
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Injured By Medical Malpractice? Don't Wait to Call a Lawyer

If someone runs a stop sign and injures you in a car accident, you’re advised to call a vehicle accident lawyer right away. Likewise, if you believe you have been injured due to medical ...
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Raising Awareness for Underprivileged Women in Sierra Leone

Erin Kelley, daughter of Kelley/Uustal co-founding partner Bob Kelley, will be running a half-day marathon in Tallahassee on Sunday, February 3rd to raise awareness and funds for underprivileged girls ...
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How to Maximize Your Car Accident Insurance Settlement

Did you know that Florida is home to 15.5 million drivers and nearly 15 million vehicles? In the year 2012 alone, 235,000 car accidents occurred in Florida, causing nearly 200,000 injuries. Almost ...
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