Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Florida Drowning Death

by Carmen Dellutri on May 21, 2012

Florida drowning accident attorneyTerrell Travis Jr. was 12 years old and dying of brain cancer when he drowned at an Orlando hotel pool in 2010. In the wake of the tragedy, Terrell’s mother has filed a Florida wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that the group that organized the trip ultimately caused his death.

American Dream Flite, a Michigan-based organization that provided trips to Disney World for children with cancer, planned the trip. The lawsuit alleges that its staff failed to exercise reasonable care in supervising Terrell. Parents were not allowed on the trip.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Terrell was swimming in the main pool at the Radisson Resort Orlando in Kissimmee with some other children who were on the trip. There was no lifeguard on duty when Terrell went under at approximately 8 p.m.

Medical professionals who attended the trip as chaperones started resuscitation efforts after Terrell was pulled out by one of the children. But Terrell later died of what an Orlando medical examiner deemed complications of near drowning. His brain tumor was listed as a contributing factor.

For more information on wrongful death actions, we invite you to check out our recent blog posts.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Florida drowning accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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