Rob Hammers Appears on 11 Alive News to Discuss Near-Drowning Case & Pool Management Company Concerns
Schneider Hammers Partner Rob Hammers recently appeared on 11 Alive News to discuss a pending lawsuit involving a near-drowning incident at a public pool. The lawsuit involves the near-drowning of Rob’s niece (and current client) eight years ago at a Douglasville swimming pool. Following the incident, she was air-lifted to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta and suffered permanent brain injury.
The lawsuit and story of Rob’s niece have been brought back into the public eye partly due to another near-drowning involving a 14-year-old boy at Brown’s Mill Aquatic Center in DeKalb County. In that case, the boy was rescued by bystanders, as lifeguards on duty did nothing to help.
Last month’s near-drowning made headlines and soon sparked further investigation into USA Pools, the management company responsible for the Aquatic Center where the incident took place. It was soon discovered that USA Pools and its owner had a history of unfavorable allegations and various lawsuits in several states. This includes Hammers’ case, which alleges lifeguards didn’t notice his niece drowning because they were busy signing people into the pools and that lifeguards lacked proper equipment and training. Claims made in other lawsuits ranged from illegal drug use on properties to insufficient background checks and unqualified lifeguards.
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