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Trial Begins Over CTE Death Of Former NCAA Player

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The NCAA is facing a lawsuit filed by the wife of a former NCAA player. The allegations are familiar. The wife claims that the NCAA failed to protect her husband when he was an athlete at USC. She believes that the concussions he suffered while playing football there led to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)… Read More »

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Assisted Living Facility Faces Third Wrongful Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

An assisted living facility accused of serving cleaning fluid to two of its residents who later died, is now accused of causing a third death. This death occurred prior to the cleaning fluid incidents and involved staff allowing a memory care patient to wander off the grounds through the front door. The last lawsuit… Read More »

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Positional Asphyxiation Cited In Death Of 7-Year-Old Boy

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The foster parents of a seven-year-old boy have filed a lawsuit against a state treatment facility after the boy died of what a coroner ruled a homicide. The official cause of death was positional asphyxiation, which is occasionally the subject of lawsuits filed against police departments that hogtie suspects. As a result of the… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Filed After 10-Year-Old Dies In Man-Made Lake

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A family has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a man-made lake with an exposed drainage pipe. According to the lawsuit, a 10-year-old girl was sucked into the drainage pipe as she was swimming in the man-made lake. All the pipe needed was a grate to prevent this tragedy, the details of which… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death Against Stanford After Student Suicide

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

This is the second suicide lawsuit filed against a major university in the last couple of weeks. Previously, Harvard was sued by the family of a young man who took his own life after a previous suicide attempt. The parents claim that the university could have done more to ensure he got the care… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits And Law Enforcement

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

If you run a Google search for “wrongful death lawsuit”, around 50% of the articles you’ll find are geared toward law enforcement actions resulting in the death of an individual. While you can sue the government over a police brutality claim, there are usually limits on how much you can recover. In Florida, the… Read More »

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Can You File A Lawsuit Against Social Services If A Child Dies?

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Had this question been asked at any other time, I would have responded ‘no’. It was traditionally almost impossible to hold a government official responsible for something they did not do. In fact, general negligence lawsuits against the government are usually not permitted. The rules stipulate that neither a government employee nor the government… Read More »

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Parents File Suit Against E-bike, Helmet Manufacturer After Daughter’s Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The parents of a 12-year-old girl who died after sustaining injuries in an e-bike crash have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the e-bike and the manufacturer of a helmet the girl was wearing at the time of her death. The girl was a passenger on the bike at the time of her… Read More »

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Overpass Accident Results In Wrongful Death Suit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

You’ve seen the images on social media. Some trucker strays off course and drives his vehicle directly into an overpass. In most cases, these accidents result in insurance claims for the trucking company and the driver looking for a new job. However, in one case, the incident resulted in the preventable death of a… Read More »

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Family Wins $77M In Wrongful Death Suit Against Addiction Center

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A family filed a lawsuit against an addiction center and won $77 million after a jury determined that he had been abruptly discharged without cause. The young man was killed in an auto accident days after his discharge. This included a punitive damages award of $1 million. What happened?  The young man had struggled… Read More »

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