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Family Sues after Man on Suicide Watch is Found Dead

By Charles J. Gillette |

The family of Duane Scott Riddick has filed a lawsuit against Centerstone of Florida in Bradenton after the man, who was self-admitted to the psychiatric hospital for suicidal thoughts, was found dead in his room hanging by a bed sheet. While Riddick initially had voluntarily admitted himself, Cornerstone petition the court to hold him… Read More »

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Family Claims Camp is Responsible for Boy’s Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

The parents of a 5-year-old boy who drowned at his summer camp have filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming the camp is responsible for the boy’s death. The boy died in July of last year at Camp Cricket at Cochran Mill Nature Center. The boy was with 13 other campers in his group who… Read More »

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Prince’s Family Sues Doctors over Pop-Star’s Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

The family of the former pop mega-star Prince has filed a lawsuit against the doctor who prescribed him Percocet and the doctors who treated him for an overdose shortly before he died. Prince died after taking and purchasing pills that he thought were Vicodin but were actually laced with the ultra-powerful opioid known as… Read More »

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Florida Law Firm Sued for Wrongful Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

Law firms are sued all the time, every day, in fact. Seldom, however, are they sued for wrongful death. Nonetheless, one Florida law firm successfully defended itself against a wrongful death lawsuit brought on behalf of the estate of a paralegal who had been drinking on the job. You might be inclined to think… Read More »

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Florida Driver Killed by Flying Tire

By Charles J. Gillette |

As if there weren’t enough reasons to be terrified of Florida’s highways, a 25-year-old man was killed when a tire inexplicably bounced over the median and struck his SUV’s windshield. Police on the scene reported it was the tire that caused the man’s death. His passenger, a 27-year-old woman, was sent to the hospital… Read More »

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Attorneys Claim Power Company Responsible for Woman’s Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

On the date of May 10, 2016, a 64-year-old woman woke up to find the power out in her Henry County home. The woman was recovering from cancer treatments. She required an oxygen machine to help her breathe. When she woke up, she found herself fighting for air and unable to breathe. By the… Read More »

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Family of Man Slain in Police Raid Recovers $425,000

By Charles J. Gillette |

A 34-year-old man was shot by SWAT team members during a narcotics raid on his home. They were reportedly supposed to be serving a warrant but instead shot and killed him and his dog. Shortly afterward, the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hallandale Beach City. On June 20th, the city commission voted… Read More »

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $550 Million

By Charles J. Gillette |

If you’ve turned on the news at any point in the last couple of years, then you’ve likely heard about the lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson and other affiliated companies that produce baby powder or talcum powder. The lawsuits allege that women who used the product ended up developing ovarian cancer. Most recently,… Read More »

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Police Officer’s Widow Files Wrongful Death in Auto Accident with Semi

By Charles J. Gillette |

A Savannah police officer was responding to an accident call on I-16 at about 3 am on May 25th, 2018. En route he was struck by a semi and killed. His widow is now seeking justice in a wrongful death claim against the driver of the truck and the trucking company he worked for,… Read More »

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PharmaTech Faces Massive Product Liability Lawsuits

By Charles J. Gillette |

The South Florida pharmaceutical company, PharmaTech, has been accused by the federal government of distributing contaminated drugs. They are also now the subject of seven product liability lawsuits including three wrongful death lawsuits. Those taking their medications claim that they were sickened or killed. The death toll included infants who were given the company’s… Read More »

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