At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we see every case as an opportunity to make the world a better place. But the most memorable cases also have an effect on us as attorneys and on the way, we view the world around us.
More often than not, the wrongful death attorneys at GRYC are able to make a positive impact on communities through the work we do. These cases typically stand out as some of the most memorable in our careers. For me, that case was in 2010, when I had the opportunity to represent the mother of Haile Brockington for the wrongful death of her child.
Haile passed after a Delray daycare left her in a van under the Florida sun for hours. When someone enrolls their child in a daycare, they are entrusting the institution and its staff with their son or daughter’s wellbeing. On that day, a mother’s trust was betrayed, and she would never see her child again as a result. Haile was treated as if she did not exist; she was forgotten about and baked to death in the scorching heat.
As an attorney, I have dedicated my career to fighting the abuse of defenseless people. And as a father of three children, the injustice of that day care’s negligence haunts me to this day. Haile needed a voice when she could not speak. She needed someone watching over her when she could not defend herself. Haile needed an advocate.
I’m proud that I had the opportunity to be that advocate and help her family get the justice they deserved. Together, we made an impact on the community so her death could stand for something.
As GRYC celebrates three decades of provenmedical malpractice andpersonal injury results, we will always remember cases like Haile Brockington’s and the many wrongful death incidents we have sought justice for over our 30-year tenure. By bringing justice to the neglected and alerting the community to these senseless acts, we can prevent future incidents like this and continue to make a positive impact.