An elderly married couple died recently in a Maywood furnace malfunction in their west suburban home.
Maywood Furnace Malfunction Kills Couple
The incident took place shortly before 2:00 p.m. on October 4, 2020, in the 1200 block of South 15th Avenue. At that time, the son of 80-year-old Leevell Robinson and 78-year-old Ora Robinson checked on their home and found the temperature to be “abnormally hot.”
Paramedics responded to their house at 2 p.m. and found the couple inside. Leevell had already died at the scene, while Ora was transported to Loyola University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead hours later. Their son told police that the furnace had been previously serviced after malfunctioning.
The medical examiner’s office reported that the couple died of heat exposure because of the Maywood furnace malfunction. The deaths were ruled to be accidental.
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We are surrounded by products in our daily lives. From the vehicles on our roads to the furnaces in our homes, we count on these products to be safe and make our lives better, not shorten them. But when these products hurt people, as might be the case with the Maywood furnace malfunction, they need somebody who can fight for them against negligent manufacturers.
In times like these, GWC Injury Lawyers LLC can help you. For over four decades, our personal injury lawyers have worked on behalf of everyday citizens to make sure that not even multi-billion-dollar companies can consider themselves above the law. And with more than $2 billion recovered in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our wrongfully injured clients, we believe that our firm’s record of success speaks for itself.
So if you have been hurt because of somebody else’s negligent actions, contact GWC today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our dedicated personal injury attorneys. You can call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.