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Bonnie Navin, Robert Kelley, and Kim Wald Named "Most Effective Lawyers" by DBR

Kelley/Uustal is pleased to announce that Attorneys Bonnie A. Navin, Kimberly L. Wald, and Robert W. Kelley have been named the “Most Effective Lawyers of 2016” by the Daily Business ...
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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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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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Surgical "Never Events" Are Shockingly Common in the U.S.

Thousands of surgeries take place every day. When a patient goes in for surgery, they are putting their trust, health, and life into the hands of a skilled and competent doctor. However, according to ...
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5% of Adults in Outpatient Care Are Misdiagnosed Every Year

A new study published in the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal found that 5% of adults seeking outpatient care are misdiagnosed—equaling roughly 12 million people. The risk of being misdiagnosed ...
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Doctors Are Sued at an Alarming Rate in the United States

According to studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors are sued even more than you might realize. The study analyzed data from a large national carrier for the years 1991-2005, ...
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Medical Malpractice Is a Leading Cause of Cerebral Palsy

Perhaps one of the most devastating of all birth injuries is cerebral palsy, because there is no known cure. Children who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy will exhibit a variety of symptoms of ...
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Anesthesia Errors: Just How Often Do They Occur?

When a patient has to undergo a surgical procedure, an anesthesiologist may be called to administer anesthetic to help numb the pain and sedate the patient. While the majority of these procedures go ...
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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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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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Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim: What You Need to Know

Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Generally you have a deadline of two years to file a medical malpractice suit. You can, alternatively, file suit within two years of when the malpractice ...
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What to Do if You Suspect Medical Malpractice

If you suspect that you were the victim of medical negligence, you need to move quickly. Most medical malpractice suits must be brought within 2 years of the incident. This may sound like a long time, ...
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Prevent a Medication Error: Important Drug Safety Tips

Here you will find some helpful information about safety as it relates to prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicine. Prescription Drugs Prescription drug mistakes are a rising problem in ...
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