Estate of Robert C. v. Super Market

Confidential settlement, slip and fall, wrongful death, deep vein thrombosis, DVT, pulmonary embolism

Robert C. was shopping one evening in a Pembroke Pines, Florida supermarket when he slipped and fell in water on the floor breaking his kneecap. The water leak was caused by a jug of water placed on the shelf by a supermarket employee that was pierced by a box cutter used by an employee of the supermarket. After the accident the supermarket destroyed the evidence.

Robert C. had a routine surgery on his knee cap and was placed in a leg brace after surgery. He contacted a law firm to represent them for the broken kneecap. A week later Robert C. was found dead in his apartment. Robert C. then suffered a post-surgical complication known as deep vein thrombosis, DVT, that resulted in pulmonary embolism, a blood clot lodged in his lung, that took his life.

After Robert C. died Sam Coffey was contacted to file a lawsuit for wrongful death arising from the slip and fall accident. Sam represented the Estate of Robert C. and prosecuted the claim against the supermarket that resolved shortly before trial. The supermarket demanded confidentiality as to the amount of the settlement and that their identity not be published.

Sam Coffey is a personal injury lawyer representing individuals and families to recover for serious personal injuries and wrongful death. The types of claims that he handles include automobile negligence, trucking accidents, dramatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, partial ability, aviation disasters, maritime claims and carbon monoxide claims. He is represented individuals and families that reside in the communities of North Miami, Aventura, Hialeah, Coral Gables, South Miami, South Beach, North Miami Beach, Miramar, Margate, Hallandale, Dania Beach, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Sunrise, Margate, Coral Springs, Parkland, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Wilton Manors, Boca Raton, Southwest ranches, West Palm Beach, Rivera Beach and Jupiter.

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