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Brais Law Maritime Attorneys Settle Hookah Diving Drowning Case

May 12, 2012 Scuba Diving Accident Injury & Death

Florida Dive Drowning Lawyer.gifThe Brais Law [dive accident attorneys]( have been retained to represent the estate and family of drowned recreational diver Leonardo Rosales. On October 20, 2010, Mr. Rosales went diving for lobster off Ft. Lauderdale with a friend Enrique Pitta. The two men utilized a “Third Lung” manufactured by the Florida based Brownie company to serve as their air delivery system. The third lung delivers air from the surface to the divers below thus eliminating the need of SCUBA tanks. This method of diving is often referred to as hookah diving as the air supply hoses coming out from the compressor resembles a hookah. On behalf of Mr. Rosales’ wife and two children, Brais Law filed a complaint in Broward County, Florida seeking compensation for the tragic drowning. The lawsuit alleged, among other things, that Mr. Pitta breached the duty he owed to Mr. Rosales (his “dive buddy”) by failing to maintain visual contact and aid in a rescue effort once Mr. Rosales started to drown. The parties reached and out of court confidential settlement.