Dwight Howard: Melissa Rios, The Mother Of His Son, Named As A Victim In Wrongful Death Lawsuit–Family Claims A Broken Toilet Resulted In Her Death
The family of Dwight Howard’s baby mama believes that her death was caused by a broken toilet.
Lakers star Dwight Howard’s baby mama’s family is suing their deceased daughter’s apartment rental company. Melissa Rios‘ family reportedly claims that water from a broken toilet caused her to slip and fall to her death.
The court documents allegedly state that Melissa’s son David–who was 6-years-old at the time of her passing–and his grandmother, Edelmira Vega Rios are named in the wrongful death suit.
They’re blaming the Calabasas company for leaving the poor plumbing inside of Melissa’s apartment unattended. The company allegedly failed to notify Melissa of the “dangerous conditions.”
Legal documents from the lawsuit read:
“These factors include but are not limited to, the following: A dangerously broken and/or deteriorating toilet and/or hose and/or a supply line or similar toilet plumbing component that was not properly installed, maintained, cleaned and/or protected at said property causing [Melissa’] to sustain injuries,”
“[The Company is responsible] given the fact that she died as a result of the injuries received when she slipped and fell on water and/or similar substance leaking and/or leaking or seeping” from the broken toilet in her rental unit.”
Reports previously said that Melissa died of an epileptic seizure. Her cause of death is allegedly listed as “deferred” on her death certificate, which has been presented in court.
Melissa Rios’ accident occurred in Mar. 2020. She was 31-years-old.
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