Landmark Cases

Creative Lawyering Produces Massive Settlement

Settlement almost always means that the plaintiff compromises the full value of the case. However, thanks to the art of creative lawyering, sometimes a plaintiff can get full justice even when …

Phillip Morris Pounded with $300,000,000 Verdict

Within hours of closing arguments, a Broward Circuit Court jury returned a verdict of $300 million against Philip Morris USA in favor of Cindy Naugle. Ms. Naugle, who quit smoking in 1993, …

Justice for Wrongful Death of South Florida Preacher

The North Broward Hospital District settled a medical malpractice lawsuit after losing its defenses due to discovery violations about the death of a Fort Lauderdale attorney’s father. The North Broward Hospital District …

Kelley | Uustal Attorneys Secure $38.5 Million for Client in Medical Negligence Case

Following a monthlong trial, a Broward County jury awarded over $28 million to our client who was left in a vegetative state after a controversial medical procedure. In December 2008, Dale Whyte underwent a procedure …

Heroic Truck Driver Wins Multi-Million Dollar Case

On May 31, 2007, a truck driver was severely injured when his 18-wheeler was overturned in an effort to avoid a collision with another vehicle. The accident was caused by a driver who …

HMO’s Fatal Mistake

Kelley | Uustal was involved in an HMO negligence case involving the death of a 6-year-old girl. She was taken to her pediatrician for treatment of persistent vomiting. Her doctor correctly …

Service Company Fails to Repair Forklift Brakes

R.S. was injured on the job. He was working in Hollywood, Florida. He stepped on a forklift which jumped backward and crushed his left foot. He spent 10 days in the …

Landmark Settlement for Contaminated Medicine

Baxter Healthcare introduced a medicine known as Gammagard in 1986. Gammagard was manufactured by pooling human blood plasma from thousands of donors and then extracting certain parts of the plasma. Baxter …

Attorney John Uustal Wins One of the Largest Verdicts in the US

A family man, football coach, and former United States Marine had his neck broken in an automobile collision. He worked the night shift at the railroad for a friend and was …

Careless Driver Kills Pedestrian

A Broward County jury awarded $2 million in a wrongful death verdict after a careless driver hit a pedestrian crossing the street. The victim was a 53-year-old real estate agent from Fort Lauderdale with …