Alabama jury returns $3.8 million wrongful death judgment

Family of an Alabama State University football player who drowned in a Montgomery hotel pool recovered a $3.8 million wrongful death judgment. The family was celebrating a reunion at the former King’s Inn hotel when the 19 year-old ball player drowned in the cloudy pool waters.

Alabama wrongful death attorneys recover $3.8 million jury verdict in drowning death of an Alabama State University football player in Montgomery hotel.

Montgomery, AL–The family of a Wetumpka High School graduate who signed with the Alabama State University Hornets in 2007 recovered a $3.8 million verdict in the young ballplayer’s wrongful death lawsuit. According to the MontgomeryAdvertiser, 19 year-old Derrick Marshall died in the Rodeway Inn, formerly known as King’s Inn, while swimming in the Montgomery hotel pool during a family reunion on July 29, 2007.

The Alabama personal injury lawyers litigating the wrongful death claim for the Marshall family stated the Montgomery County Health Department had closed the hotel pool located on West South Boulevard but hotel employees told the celebrating Marshall family the pool could be used anyway. Young Marshall who was ready to begin two-a-day workouts in pre-season practice for the Alabama State University football team was found dead at the bottom of the murky pool waters. He was revived by emergency medical services personnel (EMS) and transported to Jackson Hospital where he died from his pool injuries on November 20, 2007. The young man never recovered from a vegetative state. The lawsuit was filed by Alabama wrongful death attorneys representing the grieving family on Setpember 7, 2007 and named the former King’s Inn hotel, a general manager and a woman named Tamara Mitchell.

Alabama wrongful death attorney alerts by legal news reporter Heather L. Ryan.

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Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.