The family of Alejandro Rios, who tragically passed away six months after being violently attacked outside a CVS store, has filed a lawsuit against the establishment. Rios had approached a man who appeared to be having a mental episode. Alejandro was struck by him, leading to head trauma that ultimately resulted in his death.

The family alleges that CVS failed to provide adequate security, which contributed to Rios’ wrongful death. The family’s attorney, Christian Gabroy, criticized the store for prioritizing profits over the safety of their customers. “This is a known criminal activity place,” said Gabroy. “There’s been repeated incidents of violence. It’s very sad they’re not properly occupying it with a security guard and maintaining a secure premises. When you care about the money inside the place and securing that, but don’t care about any of the patrons, hopefully this will make some type of change for anybody else going to the store.”

Despite the family’s immediate report to the police, the suspect has yet to be apprehended. The Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that no arrest has been made in connection to the attack.

A CVS spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Losing a loved one is never easy, but it’s even harder when their death was preventable. When someone dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity, it’s known as a wrongful death. In these cases, the surviving family members have the right to seek justice and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

One way to hold a negligent establishment accountable for wrongful death is through a civil lawsuit. In these cases, the family of the deceased can sue the establishment for damages related to the death. These damages can include medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Establishments can be held accountable for wrongful death in a variety of situations. For example, if a person dies due to food poisoning after eating at a restaurant, the establishment can be held liable for their death. Similarly, if a person dies in a car accident caused by a negligent driver who was drinking at a bar, the bar can be held responsible for their death.

There are several elements that must be proven in order to hold an establishment accountable for wrongful death. First, it must be shown that the establishment had a duty of care to the person who died. For example, a restaurant has a duty to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat. Second, it must be shown that the establishment breached that duty of care. In the case of the restaurant, this would mean serving food that was contaminated. Finally, it must be shown that the breach of duty of care caused the person’s death.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of an establishment, it’s important to speak to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. They can also help you fight for the justice your loved one deserves. While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, holding those responsible accountable can provide some measure of closure and peace of mind.

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