Pool Electrocution Results in Wrongful Death Suit
The accident occurred on April 13 this year in a backyard pool owned by the boy’s family. The Sloan family alleges that the death of their son was caused by electrocution due to a faulty pool light, faulty electrical grounding and faulty bonding for the lighting system.
The wrongful death suit cites four companies responsible for their son’s death:
- Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
- The complaint alleges that the manufacturer of the pool light was negligent in designing a safe product.
- All Florida Pool & Spa Center
- This company did the cleaning, maintenance and inspections of the pool. The complaint alleges that it failed to take reasonable care in inspecting and maintaining the pool. Additionally, the suit says it did not provide any warning to the Sloan Family of any hazards.
- Gary B Electric and Construction Consultant
- The complaint alleges that the electrician improperly grounded and bonded the light on installation.
- Jorge Perez Enterprises Inspection Company
- Did not thoroughly inspect the home when it was purchased
After his death, the Sloan family has vowed to raise awareness for others on the potential hazards of pools. They especially want to ensure that kids are kept safe from these dangers.
In an interview with CBS Miami, the boy’s father said of his son, “he is saving lives by raising nationwide awareness to the dangers of poor electrical wiring in pools and homes that in our case had fatal and tragic consequences.”
I Need a Florida Pool Accident Attorney
Unfortunately, this case is not isolated, two weeks before this incident, three children were electrocuted swimming in a pool at a condominium. Fortunately, that case did not result in any deaths.
There is no excuse for negligence. Visit the website of McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. to learn more about your rights in cases dealing with personal injury.
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