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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Widener Commonwealth Law School

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cop Slips, Falls, Sues

Many of you have probably seen this already, but just in case, it's worth reading.

In January, 1-year-old Joey Cosmillo wandered into the backyard and fell into the family pool. When his mother hauled him out, he wasn't breathing. Rescuers were able to bring him back to life, but he suffered severe brain damage and cannot walk, talk or even swallow.

Now, his family faces another burden: One of the rescuers, Casselberry police Sgt. Andrea Eichhorn, is suing, alleging the family left a puddle of water on the floor that afternoon, causing her to slip and fall.

Almost immediately upon the suit getting some press, Sgt. Eichhorn dropped her suit.

--BC (h/t PSM)

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