Product Liability

There are strict federal and state laws in place to ensure the safety of the products that leave manufacturing companies and distributors. An inherently dangerous design, errors during manufacturing, and marketing defects can cause serious or fatal injuries, and manufacturers can be held accountable for their negligence.

What Is Failure to Warn in a Defective Product Claim?

Product manufacturers owe consumers a few different duties of care. One is to exercise reasonable care in designing and creating products that are safe for reasonable use and free from defects. …

How Vaping Can Cause Popcorn Lung

Vaping, or using a vaporizer such as an electronic cigarette to inhale aerosol, has boomed in popularity in the last decade. Teenagers are especially fond of vaping. The Food and Drug …

Parents Lose Son in Post-Collision Car Fire

A jury found General Motors (GM) guilty of negligently designing the fuel tank in a family station wagon that exploded after a low-speed crash. Six people burned, and two died, including a young …

Unprecedented Settlement for Defective Seatbelt

A man was ejected from his vehicle in an automobile collision. When he hit the ground he broke his neck, causing permanent paralysis. Because he was ejected from the vehicle, …

Kelley | Uustal Lawyers Reach $27M Deal In Exploding Pressure Cooker Suit

A $27 Million dollar settlement has been reached after Fort Lauderdale product liability attorneys prove a pressure cooker caused a 3-year-old’s devastating burns. It’s been three years since the Gonzales family filed …

Defective Pressure Cooker Lawsuits

In 2015, Samantha Gonzalez was severely burned when a pressure cooker exploded nearby. As a result, she suffered severe burns throughout her entire body, resulting in amputations of one of her legs, …

Keyless Cars and Carbon Monoxide Deaths: Who Is Liable?

Pushing a button rather than turning a key to start a car has become the new norm in the auto industry. While starting the engine with just the push of a button can seem …

How Tobacco Companies Target the Young and Vulnerable

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost nine out of 10 smokers had their first cigarette by age 18. Greater than 99% of adult smokers first …

What Are the Safest E-Cigarettes? The Debate Continues

When e-cigarettes hit the market, many people assumed they were a safe alternative to traditional smoking. Though they are better than tobacco cigarettes, there is still debate about which kind of …

Philip Morris & R.J. Reynolds Hit with $6M Judgment in Lung Cancer Death Case

The Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys at Kelley/Uustal obtained a $6M judgment in a lung cancer death case.