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Brody Family Claims Bill

March 30th, 2009 by flanews

The family of a paralyzed man is searching for closure and help with medial bills.

In 1998, Eric Brodys car was hit by an off duty Broward County Sheriffs Deputy. Brody was paralyzed. His family sued. A judge awarded the family 30 million dollars, but the state legislature has to sign off on the deal. Erics father Charles Brody said the family needs the money to make sure Eric is taken care of once he and Erics Mom have died.

The main goal from my point of the compensation is what happens if my wife and I pass on? Who is going to take care of him? Who is going to provide for him? Who is going to support him? He has to have funding, he has to have funds to live a life like a person, otherwise he will not have a life as a person, said Charles.

A vote on the Eric Brody claims bill was postponed by a House committed Monday. That committee isnt scheduled to meet again this session. The State Senate has left the bill off its agenda.

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