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6 Tips to Keep Your Teens from Texting & Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is responsible for approximately 3,000 deaths per year. Anyone can be guilty of texting while driving, but ...
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Attorney Catherine Darlson Featured in Miami Herald

Attorney Catherine Darlson of Kelley/Uustal was recently featured in a Miami Herald article entitled Gen Z workers ditching the corner office for face-to-face collaboration. In the article, Catherine ...
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What You Need to Know About Uber Accidents

Many people wonder if ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft are as safe as other options, like taxi services or public transportation. This is a legitimate concern, after all, considering that there ...
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GM Recalls 4.28 Million Cars Due to Airbag Software Defect

General Motors has announced a recall of 4.28 million vehicles to fix a software defect that has been linked to one reported fatality. The affected vehicles, 3.6 million of which are in the U.S., ...
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How to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Even the safest drivers may be guilty of driving while tired from time to time. Most people don’t think of drowsy driving as a common problem, but the truth is that fatigued driving is one of ...
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Dr. Harlan Wald Opines on "Never Events" in Sun Sentinel

Kelley/Uustal attorney Dr. Harlan Wald recently authored an article entitled ‘ Never events’ need exposure, published on August 31, 2016 in the Sun Sentinel. “Never events” are ...
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Baby Stroller Accidents Resulting in Head Injuries

You may have never thought about it before, but baby stroller/carrier accidents happen all the time. In fact, 50 children visit hospital emergency rooms each day, on average, because of accidents ...
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Kelley/Uustal Obtains $4.3M Award in Med Mal Case

On Friday, July 29, 2016, an arbitration panel unanimously awarded nearly $4.3 million to the family of a young mother who lost her life due to a medical error at a Florida hospital. The young woman ...
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John Uustal: "Some 'Accidents' are Avoidable"

Attorney John J. Uustal of Kelley/Uustal recently wrote an article for the Sun Sentinel entitled “ Some ‘Accidents’ are Avoidable.” In the article, he talks about how accidents ...
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Father Sues School District after Son's Heatstroke Death

The father of a 14-year-old high school football player who died at a football training camp two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the Indian River County School District. The lawsuit accuses the ...
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Dangerous E-Cigs Will Soon Be Subject to Regulation

The booming e-cigarette market has been largely unregulated since the devices first became popular. As the industry has grown, however, reports of e-cigarette explosions have begun cropping up all ...
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Dr. Harlan Wald: "Hospitals Must Do More to Reduce Fatal Medical Mistakes"

According to a recent study published in the BMJ, medical mistakes are the reason behind more than 250,000 preventable fatalities every year in the United States – roughly 10 percent of all ...
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Kelley/Uustal Representing Boston Market Shooting Victim

Attorney Todd Falzone is currently representing Jason Claire, a 33-year-old husband and father who was shot several times while on-duty as a Boston Market restaurant On New Year’s Day in ...
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Eric Rosen Wins $13M for COPD Victim's Children

Vivian Wilkinson was a former bartender who passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after smoking cigarettes for more than 40 years. Kelley/Uustal attorney Eric Rosen has been ...
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Join Kelley/Uustal at Upcoming Conquering the Courtroom Conference

Kelley/Uustal will be participating as teaching staff in the upcoming “Conquering the Courtroom: Winning Your Case with Precision Salvos,” presented by the Broward County Bar Association ...
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Palm Beach County Leads Nation in Deaths Linked to Keyless Cars

Since 2009, there have been 21 deaths involving cars with keyless ignitions in the United States. Seven of them have occurred in Palm Beach County. Check out this local news coverage via WPTV 5: One ...
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Kelley/Uustal Names Kristin E. Bianculli and Eric S. Rosen Partners

FORT LAUDERDALE (January 19, 2016) – The law firm Kelley/Uustal, one of South Florida’s preeminent personal injury, products liability, and medical malpractice legal practices, is pleased ...
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Man vs. Machine: The New Era of Self-Driven Cars

Kelley/Uustal attorney Kimberly L. Wald has authored a new article recently published by Law360 entitled “ Man v. Machine: The New Era of Self-Driven Cars.” In the article, Ms. Wald raised ...
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CBS Miami: "Burned by an E-Cig"

Evan Spahlinger was afraid that he was going to lose half of his face when the battery portion of his e-cigarette exploded like a pipe bomb while he was using it. Kept in a medically induced coma ...
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CBS Miami Reports on Spahlinger Case

Evan Spahlinger looks much better now than he did four months ago when his e-cigarette exploded like a pipe bomb in his face, causing him to inhale flame and battery acid and leaving him covered in ...
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Man Injured by E-Cig Explosion Seeks Compensation in Lawsuit

Kelley/Uustal is now representing 21-year-old Evan Spahlinger in a lawsuit targeting the companies that made and sold him the e-cigarette device that severely burned his lungs, throat, mouth, and face ...
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Naples Man "Inhaled Flames" After E-Cig Explosion

It was a morning like any other when Naples resident Evan Spahlinger went to use his e-cigarette, as he had many times before, when it suddenly exploded in his face. The explosion sent flames shooting ...
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Englewood Man Loses Teeth & Had Jaw Wired Shut After E-Cigarette Explodes in Face

Chris Thompson of Englewood, FL went to take a puff of his e-cigarette, as he had countless times before, when the device exploded just inches from his face. His father, Mike, who was with him at the ...
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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 ...
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How We Can Support the Independent Investigation of Police Shootings

On December 22, The Miami Herald published an article entitled “State Must Probe Police-Involved Shootings” written by Attorney Jose Javier Rodriguez who also represents District 112 in ...
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