Pinecrest Police Capture Man Accused of Impersonating an FBI Agent and Armed Robbery

It’s difficult to tell which is more alarming, that Adam Gil exposed himself to female security guard, Nadia Philogene, or that he was willing to impersonate and FBI agent while he did so.

epic-1-mugThe police report about Adam Gil’s arrest states that on July 3, the 32 year old man approached Philogene while she was working in the 4000 block of Aurora Street. He promptly told her that he was an FBI agent and tried to get her to hand him her identification.

“He told me, ‘I am FBI and I need to see your ID.’ And I said, ‘No, no,’ and he said, ‘Stop, I need to see it’ and I said, ‘I don’t have the ID,’” Philogene recalled. “I said, ‘If you want my ID, call my supervisor,’ and he said, ‘I am not going to call anybody and he took my phone and my radio.’”

It was at this point that Gil grabbed her and exposed himself to her.  Philogene is still troubled by the experience. “He exposed himself. This made me feel bad.  Have nightmares about this and I feel bad.”

Coral Gables police responded to Philogene’s call for help, but where unable to find the man she described. The police report that when Philogene reported the crime, they they did find a surveillance camera that recorded the entire episode and helped them to put together a really good description of her attacker.

It took ten days before an anonymous source called in and reported that someone who fit Gil’s description had just allegedly committed a strong armed robbery. Pinecrest plie officers were quick to respond to the call and hurried to the scene of the ongoing armed robbery where they captured Gil, who bore a remarkable resemblance to the fake FBI agent described by Philogene.

When she was shown a photo line up, Philogene had no trouble picking out Gil’s photo. Pincecrest police officers converged on the location and detained Gil. Investigators conducted a photo lineup and Philogene positively identified Gil.

Edward Hudak“We got a call from your viewers and this worked. The community worked with us to get this person off the street,” Coral Gables Police Chief Edward Hudak said. “I feel we definitely prevented more serious victimization of someone else and this was a good day for us and a good day for citizens around. This guy could have done something that was worse.”

Philogene is grateful that the police apprehended Gil, but he story doesn’t have a happy ending. When the security company who employed Philogene learned of the story, the fired her. They claim that they didn’t need her to handle collection work any more, but she suspects that it has something to do with the incident with Gil.

“I’m very glad that the police apprehended this man before he did something even worse than FBI impersonation and exposing himself,” said Joe and Martin, managing partners at Joe and Martin Firm from South Carolina. “I hope that the young woman who was victimized pursues the matter of her employment and is able to prove that she was let go for unfair reasons.”

If you have been attacked and injured while working, contact us and learn how we can help you get the legal settlement you deserve. Just be sure to hire a right man for this job. Don’t hesitate to pay more if an attorney asking for more, you know you will get your settlement much more that a attorney fee. Just be smart and choose wisely.

 

 

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Angry Mothers Flood the Court System with Zofran Lawsuits

Motion-Filed-To-Consolidate-Zofran-Lawsuits-in-PhiladelphiaIn Arkansas a woman has filed a Zofran lawsuits against the drug’s manufacture, GlaxoSmithKline. She states that it’s her belief that her use of Zofran caused her unborn child to develop numerous birth defects including a clubfoot, cleft palate, and respiratory distress syndrome. Following his birth, her son was forced to go through an intense series of medical surgeries and treatments in order to treat many of the congenital birth defects.

While she was pregnant, the plaintiff’s doctor urged her to use Zofran to help with the severe bouts of nausea she experienced during her pregnancy. Although the plaintiff has had three children via natural child birth, she only used Zofran for one of the pregnancies and that child is the only one born to her with birth defects.

On its own, the story is tragic, but it’s not an isolated case. Throughout the country hundreds of parents are flocking to the court house to file Zofran lawsuits. Each of these lawsuits states that as a result of the drug, a child developed birth defects. Some of the birth defects have resulted in fatalities. Birth defects listed in the Zofran lawsuits include:

  • transposition of the greater vessels
  • ventricular septal defect
  • clubfoot
  • respiratory distress
  • cleft lip and palate
  • tetralogy of fallot
  • atrial septal defect

In their court documents, many plaintiffs complaint that the FDA failed to issue its approval for the drug to be prescribed to expectant mothers. They also feel that GlaxoSmithKline failed to run suitable clinical trials to see what potential side effects the anti-nausea drug would trigger in unborn children.

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The fact that Zofran wasn’t formally tested hasn’t stopped GlaxoSmithKline from using a controversial marketing practice that’s referred to as “off-label” promotion to encourage expectant mothers to use the drug to ease their morning sickness. The way the marketing materials read, it seemed as if Zofran had been properly tested and that Ob/Gyns could safely prescribe it to patients who struggled with severe morning sickness.

The sheer number of cases that have made their way to courts all over the nation has prompted the judicial system to take the cases and consolidate them before transferring them to a single court. The Zofran lawsuits identification is multidistrict litigation number 2657.

Both the women who used Zofran and the children who suffered as a result of the drug have legal rights and taking the matter to court is the best way to get a settlement the family can use to help pay medical expenses and make sure their child has the care needed to enjoy a high quality of life.

A0442000Filing a Zofran lawsuit accomplishes two things. First it lays the groundwork for you to receive a settlement you can use to help cover your child’s medical expenses. The second thing the lawsuit does is force GlaxoSmithKline and the FDA to acknowledge that Zofran can have serious side effect that need to be carefully weighed against drugs potential benefits so that future expectant mothers can make a choice that’s right for both them and their unborn child.

If your child was harmed by Zofran, contact an experienced attorney today!

 

 

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