Ninth Porch Collapse Death Suit Filed
On November 18, 2003, Corboy & Demetrio filed its fourth wrongful death case on behalf of the family of Muhammed Hameeduddin, 25, Chicago, who was killed in the deadly June 29, 2003 porch collapse at 713 W. Wrightwood, Chicago.
“Hameed’s life was the epitome of the American dream,” said Francis Patrick Murphy, a partner at Corboy & Demetrio, who, along with Thomas A. Demetrio, represent ten families and survivors from the worst porch collapse in Chicago’s history. “Hameed came to America in search of a better life, graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, magna cum laude, found a great job at Watson Wyatt Worldwide and was working on uniting his family from Pakistan in Chicago. His younger brothers followed him to America - one also graduated from Hope College and another is a junior at Northern Illinois University. Their oldest brother works in London.”
Hameed attended the party located at the Wrightwood address with another co-worker. They went from the third floor to the second level when the porch collapsed. His co-worker survived. Hameed did not.
“Hameed’s parents, Muhammad, 64, and Shamin, 56, came for the graduation of one son from college and ended up burying another son,” Murphy added, “unfortunately, this American dream turned into a nightmare.”
The lawsuit is for unspecified damages against the property manager, L.G. Properties; Philip Pappas, president of L.G. Properties, individually; Restoration Specialists, L.L.C., property owner, and George Koutroumbis, builder of the porch.