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Ira Leesfield And Thomas Scolaro Reach Confidential Settlement For Family Victim Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Key West

Ira Leesfield and Thomas Scolaro have obtained a substantial confidential settlement on behalf of an Iowa family that sustained carbon monoxide exposure at a Key West Hotel.

Leesfield & Partners were able to prove that the hotel boiler roof vent was improperly repaired after being damaged in Hurricane Wilma. The hotel failed to pull any permits for the repairs and did not have a licensed technician make or inspect the repairs. As a result of their negligent repair, carbon monoxide was forced back down into the boiler room in the hotel and into the adjoining guest rooms where the injured guests slept. Unbeknownst to them, they were slowly being poisoned to death. They were able to summon for emergency medical attention prior to passing out from CO exposure.

In addition to successfully representing this family, the firm successfully fought for passage of Senate Bill 1822 . This new law, passed as a result of the carbon monoxide poisonings in Key West, now requires any public lodging establishment with a boiler room in the same area as a sleeping room install one or more CO detectors. Construction permitted in 2008 must have a carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of each sleeping room.

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I have known Ira for several decades and without a doubt he represents the best of the profession- a never ending commitment to his clients and a perpetual desire for learning and sharing his expertise with his colleagues. Richard
I found, and still find, that Ira’s firm will evaluate the case fairly and provide the client with a reasonably expectation of the process involved and will avoid giving false hope where there is none. Also Ira’s firm consistently keeps in constant touch with the client as well as referring attorneys so each knows the progress of a case. Finally I can tell you that if I personally were injured, Ira Leesfield is the first person I would call. Michael Browning
I'm impressed and very satisfied with the handling of my injury case at this law firm. I was helped and walked through every step of the way. I'm happy to report a fantastic settlement achieved by this excellent law firm. Thank you Rosa
The people at Leesfield & Partners are extremely professional and compassionate! I would refer your Law Firm to anyone that was in need of an attorney! Thank you my friends. Karen
Our family highly recommends the team at Leesfield & Partners. Every step of the way, Barbie Leon was there to make sure we were updated on the progress of the case as well as answer any questions we had. Barbie was in constant communication with our family. She is thoughtful and caring and worked hard to make sure we understood everything that was happening around us. Linda