In a matter of minutes, the life of a young Homestead family was turned upside down when their four year old son, Odnel, wandered into the unguarded pool of their apartment complex, fell into the water and drowned. Revived by paramedics and rushed to Miami Childrens Hospital, Odnel held on for more than two weeks until his frail body finally succumbed to the catastrophic brain damage he suffered. A wrongful death lawsuit was brought by attorney Robert M. Roselli on behalf of Odnel's devastated parents, seeking justice for the untimely death of the boy which could have been avoided had the apartment complex and the apartment manager simply replaced the rusty padlock and latch. Ultimately, a substantial confidential settlement was reached for the family.
Parents on behalf of Minor Child v. Apartment Complex Owner and Managers
Margate, Broward County, Florida
Attorney for Plaintiff: Robert M. Roselli
Immediate court action by attorney Robert M. Roselli to preserve the remains of a broken balcony railing at an apartment complex proved critical for the grieving parents of a four year old boy who fell from the balcony when the wood railing suddenly gave way, causing a young todler to fall from the balcony and suffer serious head injuries. Experts retained by Mr. Roselli analyzed the railing and determined that the wood railing was rotten and merely painted over. During further investigation and depositions, it was revealed that the hazardous condition of the railings was known to the apartment owners and the management but appropriate action to remedy the hazardous and potentially deadly condition was delayed in order to save money. Moreover, despite the hundreds of children living in the apartment complex, the manager did not think it important to warn the residents of the hazard. Ultimately, the city demanded repair and replacement of the railings and the toddler and his parents received the compensation they deserved.
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