The Cochran Firm – Ohio Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleging Negligence by Property Owners Allowed Cincinnati Child to Drown in their Swimming Pool
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Defendants Failed to Maintain the Residential Property in a Reasonably Safe Condition and to Supervise the Children They Allowed to Swim in the Swimming Pool
The Cochran Firm – Ohio, an experienced full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, announces it has filed a lawsuit alleging the wrongful death of a boy from Cincinnati, Ohio, who passed away after drowning in a residential swimming pool. The complaint, which was filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, was brought on behalf of the decedent’s next-of-kin, both as the administrator of his estate, and individually (Case No. A1205504).
On July 12, 2011, the alleged victim was a guest at a home in Cincinnati owned by the Defendants, according to the complaint. Because he was learning disabled, the Plaintiff’s decedent was to be supervised while in the swimming pool at all times. While swimming, the child drowned, causing an anoxic brain injury and his eventual death on March 27, 2012. The lawsuit alleges the Defendants had a duty to maintain the residential property in a reasonably safe condition and to supervise the children they allowed to swim in the swimming pool, including the alleged victim. It further claims that the Defendants were negligent in the maintenance and care of the residential property in that they failed to correct hazardous conditions on the property they knew or should have known about.
The lawsuit alleges that because of the Defendants’ negligence, the victim sustained severe and permanent injuries, including but not limited to, an anoxic brain injury; great pain and suffering, both physical and emotional; loss of ability to perform usual functions; and medical expenses in excess of $16,965.00. The complaint also seeks compensation for pecuniary loss and non-pecuniary loss on behalf of the decedent’s next-of-kin, and medical and related expenses and reasonable burial and funeral expenses incurred by the Plaintiff.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S., with roughly 10 people dying each day in a drowning incident. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. The Cochran Firm – Ohio strongly urges swimming pool owners to designate a responsible adult to closely supervise any children who are swimming or playing in or around the water.
The Cochran Firm – Ohio offers free legal consultations to victims of negligent accidents and wrongful death throughout Ohio. If you or someone you love was injured because of another’s negligence, it is vital you retain a skilled accident attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. If you or a loved one are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a wrongful death or an injury that resulted from a negligent accident, please contact The Cochran Firm today by visiting cochranohio.com, or call (513) 381-HURT.
About The Cochran Firm – Ohio
The Cochran Firm – Ohio, is an experienced full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton and handles personal injury cases throughout all of Ohio. Founded over 40 years ago by famed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm – Ohio, has established itself as one of the premier personal injury law firms in the United States and has been recognized for delivering successful results to their clients across a broad range of claims stemming from car / auto accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, and product liability lawsuits. For over 40 years, The Cochran Firm – Ohio’s team of highly experienced lawyers have continually fought for justice for all its clients. If you’ve been injured call Ohio’s experienced full service law firm “The Cochran Firm – Ohio” today at 513-381-HURT.
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