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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Results in Million Dollar Settlement

A man was walking his nephew and cousin to his car from his apartment when another tenant, high on drugs, came out of his apartment and shot the man to death. Apartment complexes have the responsibility to ensure the apartments are reasonably safe and take appropriate measures to secure the tenants. All too often incidents and complaints occur and the apartment manager doesn't do enough to resolve the issues.

The loss of a loved one through the reckless or negligent actions of another person is devastating. Not only have you lost your loved one, but also the death was needless and could have been avoided had the individual involved not been negligent. This has happened in the past in medical situations where a doctor or other medical technician negligently handles a person under their care. Wrong medications, wrong amounts of medications or even just improper care and handling of an illness can and has caused deaths in the past. Medical malpractice is one of the types of wrongful death cases. If you have lost a loved one under such circumstances, it is crucial that you immediately contact a Martin or St. Lucie County wrongful death attorney to assist you in your claim for compensation. That is where Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, can assist you.

Upon further investigation the law firm handling the wrongful death claim for the family of the man shot to death discovered haunting information about the apartment complex. There were a number of crimes committed within the complex in the past few years including many violent incidents and nothing was done to make the grounds safer. The apartment complex also ignored safety issues about the defendant including never divulging his criminal history to other tenants and never responding to various complaints made to the apartment complex regarding his weapons and drug deals. A million dollar settlement was agreed upon after determining responsibility.