The Daily Business Review recently named the Kelley/Uustal legal team one
of the Most Effective Lawyers of 2013. This honor was awarded for one
simple reason: we achieve results for our clients. This year, the Daily
Business Review honored more than 80 attorneys in 12 practice areas and
our very own
Robert W. Kelley,
Bonnie Navin, and
Kristin Bianculli were recognized for their work in achieving a $38.5 million medical negligence verdict.
Dale Whyte, a Lauderdale Lakes accountant, was undergoing a joint manipulation
demonstration at a Pompano Beach Clinic. Normally, joint manipulation
is not done under anesthesia, but physicians placed Whyte under anesthesia
anyway. Why? They wanted to demonstrate a new procedure to show other
physicians how to turn a $200 procedure into a $30,000 billable one.
The room was packed full of health care providers, when Whyte coded and
slipped into a coma. Four years later, he is still in a minimally conscious
state, requiring extraordinary care. His family turned to the
medical malpractice team at Kelley/Uustal who went to trial against the two main doctors involved
and won a $38.5 million verdict.
While no amount of money could ever undo the damage that has been done
to Whyte and his family, this verdict will ensure that Whyte’s family
has the resources they need to provide care for him throughout his life.
The verdict itself included $24.5 million for lost earnings, $5 million
for pain, and $10 million for his two daughters.
The Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys at Kelley/Uustal held
the negligent physicians’ feet to the fire and would not back down.
They fought aggressively for Whyte, for his family, and to ensure that
the community was protected from negligent medical professionals, such as these.
At Kelley/Uustal we’ve built our law firm for one specific purpose:
to help real people achieve justice, even against overwhelming odds. We
know that large corporations and giant insurance companies are constantly
preying on the weak and their negligence cannot be tolerated. They have
high-profile legal teams on their side—now it is time for the average
Joe to have one on theirs. It’s why we offer all our clients exceptional
legal representation on a contingency basis—and why we treat all
our clients like our number one priority.
At Kelley/Uustal, we believe in Justice for All.