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Parasites In Salad Found To Be The Cause Of Man's Mystery Illness

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.

Road Trip To University Of Florida Turns Tragic For Miami College Students

When Albert D. awoke in a north Florida hospital, barely able to move, the last thing he remembered was riding with friends in a van they rented for a road trip to Gainseville. The family immediately retained attorney Robert M. Roselli who initiated an immediate investigation and learned that the driver of the van fell asleep and the van veered off the road, slamming into an embankment before landing upside down in tree canopy below. Automotive engineers were retained by Mr. Roselli to analyze potential vehicle malfunction or defect, but it was ultimately determined that sole cause of the crash was driver error. Ultimately, a substantial recovery was obtained for Albert who suffered serious injuries to his head and face in this unfortunate and avoidable automobile accident.

Inadequate Security At Local Bar Leads To Serious Injuries

A popular downtown bar was the scene of a raucous bar brawl, leaving a young man with a badly fractured jaw from the flying fist of an unidentified patron. In a lawsuit brought against the bar by attorney Robert Roselli, it was learned that the bar had inadequate security on the evening of the brawl, and despite knowing that violence between patrons was likely the bar manager failed to take appropriate action to diffuse the situation. A substantial Confidential Settlement was obtained on behalf of the injured young man.

Wrongful Death Of 4 Year Old Boy Who Wandered Into Apartment Complex Pool

In a matter of minutes, the life of a young Homestead family was turned upside down when their four year old son, Odnel, wandered into the unguarded pool of their apartment complex, fell into the water and drowned. Revived by paramedics and rushed to Miami Childrens Hospital, Odnel held on for more than two weeks until his frail body finally succumbed to the catastrophic brain damage he suffered. A wrongful death lawsuit was brought by attorney Robert M. Roselli on behalf of Odnel's devastated parents, seeking justice for the untimely death of the boy which could have been avoided had the apartment complex and the apartment manager simply replaced the rusty padlock and latch. Ultimately, a substantial confidential settlement was reached for the family.

Slip and Fall At Grocery Store Leads To Complex Knee Surgery

A visit to the local grocery store turned tragic for Kay S., a 32 year old wife and mother of two. While in the checkout lane, she slipped on water and landed on her knee leading causing persistent problems and ultimately a patellectomy. Kay retained Attorney Robert M. Roselli, who filed a lawsuit against the grocery store alleging they were negligent maintaining the store (which they denied). Depositions of store personnel revealed that a broken water bottle was the source of the water that caused Kay to slip, and store personnel simply failed to completely clean it up and close off the checkout lane. The consequences to Kay were devastating but ultimately she did receive the compensation that she deserved.

17 Year Old Back Seat Passenger Suffers Jaw Fracture In Auto Accident

Minutes after leaving a Temple service, 17 year old Alexandra M. suffered serious injuries including a jaw fracture when her father's car was rear ended at high speed by a company vehicle. Medical experts determined that despite excellent healing and alignment of the fractured jaw, she would have lasting nerve damage. A lawsuit was filed by Robert M. Roselli on behalf of the injured party and ultimately a recovery was obtained for her of over $500,000.

Mother Dies Hours After Giving Birth

Connie was a loving wife and mother looking forward to the birth of her second child. Unfortunately, her doctor ignored Connie's history of pre-eclampsia during her first pregnancy and failed to take appropriate steps when she developed this condition during her second pregnancy. Connie's tragic and avoidable death just hours after giving birth left a new born motherless and her husband and six year old son emotionally devastated.

A lawsuit was brought against Connie's Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OBGYN), resulting in a substantial recovery for her husband and children. Although no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a wife and mother, at least it may ease the burden of the financial consequences.

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