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.
When Bob Roselli makes the decision to take your case, it is an expression of total commitment to injury victims and their families.
Robert M. Roselli represented Rodney M., a 50 year old man who developed abdominal pain, fevers, rashes and liver lesions caused by a parasite that local doctors were unable to identify or treat. After ten months, Rodney contacted a Harvard University Professor of Parasitic Diseases who asked the question no other doctor had: Did you eat watercress? Immediately, Rodney recalled that several weeks before he fell ill, he watched a TV show espousing the health benefits of watercress and began eating raw watercress salads bought from a local grocery store. The Harvard doctor performed a blood serum analysis that identified the culprit: fasciola hepatica. While extremely rare in the U.S. human population, this parasite is found in most Florida livestock that graze near waterways laden with watercress. Rodney was then treated with an anti-parasitic agent normally used in animals. After six months, his symptoms resolved and his labs returned to normal. For the suffering endured by Rodney M. a lawsuit was filed against the grocery store and the Palm Beach County grower. Ultimately, expert analysis revealed that the watercress farm contained all of the elements needed for this parasite to thrive, including an abundance of a particular snail species known to serve as an intermediary host for this parasite. In the words of one expert, it was a "snail graveyard". After three years of contentious litigation a settlement was reached before trial for $325,000.00.