The family of Rev. Owen O. Human is suing Space Coast Area Transit for Florida wrongful death. The 75-year-old died after he was allegedly left unattended on a bus.
Human, who required the use of a wheelchair, took the Space Coast Area Transit to the Titusville Dialysis and Kidney Center on September 11, 2008. After undergoing dialysis treatment, the bus driver helped him get on the bus. She then allegedly went back into the building. The Florida wrongful death lawsuit contends that when she returned, Human was face down on the floor, bleeding, and unresponsive. He died three days later.
Human’s family contends that because he was left unattended on the bus for at least 20 minutes, he was injured in a Florida fall accident, hit his head, lost a great deal of blood, stopped breathing, and died. Their Florida injury lawyer contends that dialysis treatment can make someone weak and that Human therefore shouldn’t have been left alone. The plaintiffs are also seeking wrongful death damages from the Brevard County Commission.
Florida Wrongful Death
A party does not have to have directly caused a wrongful death to be held liable. Sometimes, the defendant can be a person or entity whose actions or inaction contributed to allowing a death to happen. The defendant can also be the person or party that was tasked with supervising the victim at the moment when the death occurred.
A Miami wrongful death claim won’t bring your loved one back, but it can allow you to recover compensation and hold the responsible party or parties liable. Family members may be entitled to receive compensation for loss of companionship, mental pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral costs, lost income, and/or other damages.
Family sues Space Coast Area Transit after Mims man’s death, Florida Today, March 9, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Space Coast Area Transit
Florida wrongful death statute
Dialysis, Medline Plus, National Institute of Health
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