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.

Can I Still File a Lawsuit for a Tobacco-Related Illness?

In Florida, the Engle class action lawsuit, Engle v. Liggett Group was decided in favor of smokers, and punitive damages of $145 billion were awarded.

Filing a Lawsuit for a Tobacco-Related Illness or Condition

For decades, big tobacco companies lied to the American public, hid evidence that smoking cigarettes and using tobacco products causes cancer and intentionally addicted people to their products for the …

Kelley/Uustal Files Suit Against Volvo Over Tempered Glass

On April 23, 2005, Derek Chinni had everything: a wife and son and a new baby on the way. Life could not have been better, but he learned quickly that this was …

Friday Is Deadline for Ailing Smokers To Sue Big Tobacco

Pasquale “Pat” Caprio started smoking when he was 10 years old. He and his buddies would pop into the candy store near his grammar school and buy cigarettes for a penny …

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 …

Local Fireman Wins Recall on Defective Gear

A local firefighter was conducting routine maintenance on the oxygen equipment used for medical treatment of injured people. The LSP oxygen regulator exploded, setting him on fire. He was airlifted …

General Motors Found Responsible for Deadly Fire Defect

General Motors Corporation was ordered by a jury to pay $33 million to Robert and Constance McGee, whose 13-year-old son, Shane, was burned to death in their 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser …

1.7 Million Dollar Auto Crash Verdict

On October 17, 1997, a 35-year-old fifth-grade teacher was on her way home from work when she drove off Florida’s Sawgrass Expressway, also known as the Florida State Road 869. The …

Jury Verdict: Auto Manufacturer Ignores Measures to Prevent Rollovers

After four days of deliberation, a Florida jury awarded our client $3.47 million in an automobile rollover case represented by John Uustal of Kelley/Uustal. The accident occurred when our client was …