Confidential Settlement Before Trial
Estate of Dayanne F. v. Homestead Apartment Complex
Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Attorney for Plaintiff: Robert M. Roselli
In a matter of minutes, four year-old Dayanne and her sister wandered away from their apartment and into the unlocked pool area at their apartment complex. Seconds later, Dayanne was under water. The apartment complex and its manager were emphatic that the gate was locked and secured and blamed Dayanne's death on her grieving mother. Immediate action by Attorney Robert M. Roselli, to preserve key evidence and testimony, proved the pool was merely "secured" by a damaged gate, rusty chain and open padlock. Depositions of local police officers revealed frequent prior occasions when the gate was left unlocked and unguarded. While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a child, a confidential settlement was negotiated before trial on behalf of the grieving mother.
When Bob Roselli makes the decision to take your case, it is an expression of total commitment to injury victims and their families.
Robert M. Roselli represented Rodney M., a 50 year old man who developed abdominal pain, fevers, rashes and liver lesions caused by a parasite that local doctors were unable to identify or treat. After ten months, Rodney contacted a Harvard University Professor of Parasitic Diseases who asked the question no other doctor had: Did you eat watercress? Immediately, Rodney recalled that several weeks before he fell ill, he watched a TV show espousing the health benefits of watercress and began eating raw watercress salads bought from a local grocery store. The Harvard doctor performed a blood serum analysis that identified the culprit: fasciola hepatica. While extremely rare in the U.S. human population, this parasite is found in most Florida livestock that graze near waterways laden with watercress. Rodney was then treated with an anti-parasitic agent normally used in animals. After six months, his symptoms resolved and his labs returned to normal. For the suffering endured by Rodney M. a lawsuit was filed against the grocery store and the Palm Beach County grower. Ultimately, expert analysis revealed that the watercress farm contained all of the elements needed for this parasite to thrive, including an abundance of a particular snail species known to serve as an intermediary host for this parasite. In the words of one expert, it was a "snail graveyard". After three years of contentious litigation a settlement was reached before trial for $325,000.00.