In the News

Tell Us About Your Injury

Mystery Pulmonary Disease Outbreak Linked to Vaping

BREAKING UPDATE: On the afternoon of September 11, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that the FDA is finalizing plans to ban all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes from the market. This comes as a response to both the epidemic of youth smoking that has been aided by products like JUUL, as well as to… read more

HBO’s Real Sports Features the Real Danger of Heatstroke in High School Football

On a recent episode of the HBO TV show Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,  correspondent Soledad O’Brien explored the dangers that heat stroke poses for high school football players. Several young players have died due to negligence and improper procedure regarding the medical treatment of heat-related illnesses. We represented the parents of one of the… read more

K|U Attorneys Win $10.6M Verdict for Family of Late-Life Smoker

Kelley|Uustal attorneys Eric S. Rosen and Kimberly L. Wald secured a $10.6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on behalf of the family of a smoker who died of lung cancer. Although the case was part of the Engle progeny, it was a rare one because the deceased, Janice Hamilton, started smoking at 31… read more

How to Keep Your Children Safe from Heatstroke

This week, a 2-year-old child died after being left in a locked van outside his daycare in Oakland Park, FL. He wasn’t discovered until 2 p.m., after apparently being picked up from home earlier that morning. This heartbreaking tragedy could, and should, have been avoided. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. According to Kids… read more

John Uustal on Daycare Negligence and Child’s Death

John Uustal commented on a developing story regarding a 2-year-old child who died after being left inside a hot van in the parking lot of an Oakland Park daycare. Regarding the possibility of a wrongful death suit, Uustal explained that this case meets the requirements for “foreseeable negligence, since it’s clear that leaving a child… read more

eScooter Fatality, April 11, 2019

Late in the evening of Thursday, April 11th, a group of friends were out in Fort Lauderdale, and decided to make their way to their next destination by way of eScooters. After initiating their individual eScooters by way of the proprietary Smartphone apps, one of these young men was tragically hit and killed by a… read more

Attorney Todd R. Falzone Represents Victim of Lime Scooter Injury

A Florida woman was left comatose after an accident on a Lime scooter.  As seen on NBC’s Today Show, February 16, 2019.  Watch video on today.com.

Attorney John Uustal Secures $6.5 Million for Whistleblower

A spokesperson for the Office of the Inspector General, who was involved in the case, commented, “Pharmaceutical companies that ignore rules designed to protect patients will be held accountable. Patients must be able to trust that decisions made by their doctors are based on unbiased professional judgment and not personal gain.” The U.S. Attorney has… read more

John Uustal Weighs In on the Kavanaugh Controversy

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination represents a danger far greater than ideological differences. It could permanently tilt the balance of power in favor of this country’s most powerful “people” – corporations. And it’s not pretty when corporations’ strength is unchecked in the courts… Read the full article in the Sun Sentinel here.

Heat Stroke – Absence of Cold Water Immersion Tank

In what should set an example for school districts, school officials and athletic coaches and trainers across the country, the University of Maryland recently accepted responsibility for the heat stroke death of one of its football players during practice in May. The university’s president told reporters: “The university accepts legal and moral responsibility for the… read more