A Naperville wrongful death lawsuit has been filed following a pool death in Crete, Illinois. The mother of the Naperville victim filed an wrongful death lawsuit against the owner of the Crete property. The 23 year-old wrongful death victim was killed when he dove into a 4-foot-deep pool in June at a home in Crete. The Naperville wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The 23 year-old Illinois man was pronounced dead on July 1 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. An autopsy revealed that the 23 year-old died of ischemic bowel, which means inadequate flow of oxygenated blood to the large intestine and cervical injuries from the Illinois diving accident. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the Crete homeowner invited the victim to his home and allowed people to dive into the pool without warning them that it was only four feet deep. Additionally, the Cook County wrongful death lawsuit claims that the homeowner failed to monitor pool activities. The Cook County lawsuit seeks more than $100,000.
Unfortunately, wrongful death accidents like the one described above are not entirely uncommon. In 2009, a jury awarded a family $3.8 million in a pool drowning lawsuit against a hotel for the death of a 19 year-old football player. The football player suffered severe personal injuries that resulted in wrongful death while swimming in a hotel pool. Cook County wrongful death lawsuits are filed on behalf of victims who die due to the negligence of another individual.
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