Punishment for What They Did

Dale’s doctors performed an unnecessary surgery in order to bill his insurance company over $30,000. The anesthesiologist inserted the breathing tube incorrectly, cutting off Dale’s oxygen. The doctor ignored the oxygen alarms. When Dale started turning blue, a nurse tried to call 911, but the doctor knocked the phone out of her hands. 

They found Kelley | Uustal.

Dale survived, but with profound brain damage. He cannot walk, talk, move, or communicate in any way. When his children came to visit, tears rolled down his cheek. The kids were devastated, crying themselves to sleep each night. 

The family needed money to save Dale’s life, and they wanted answers. They desperately wanted Dale to live at home instead of enduring a living hell in an institution. They knew that choosing the right lawyer was a matter of life and death. 

So K|U went to trial, won a public verdict, and worked to get that verdict covered in the news. K|U also found additional sources of funds for Dale. Dale can now afford the best medical care, and he lives at home with his mother. His children know he’s safe, and he is alive. They’re proud that the family has established a scholarship program for children in Dale’s hometown. 

When K|U attorneys uncovered the truth, Dale’s family, especially his sister Shelleyann, wanted something else also; they wanted punishment and public condemnation for what those doctors did to Dale. 

That’s what Personal Victory looks like for Dale’s Family.

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“One thing we didn’t want to do was put him in a nursing home… I wanted somebody to answer for my brother being this way.”


News About the Case

Kelley/Uustal Team Named the “Most Effective Lawyers” of 2013 

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…

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…

Negligent Anesthesiologist Faces Disciplinary Action in the Case of Dale Whyte 

The anesthesiologist in charge during the manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) procedure that left Dale Whyte in a vegetative state is now facing disciplinary action.  The Sun-Sentinel reports that the Florida Health…

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