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April 2018    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 33, No. 4   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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False Liability Release Answers May Have Cost a Widow Dearly

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Frank Frost, who had been a certified diver for five years, died in December 2012 while taking a PADI Advanced Open Water course with Eco Dive Center in West Los Angeles. Before being admitted to the course, he signed a liability release, and by answering "no" to every question about his health, he indicated he was in good health. However, he failed to note that he was a smoker, had high cholesterol levels and was under medical care for Hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. Had he answered the questions truthfully, he would have had to visit a physician and be cleared for the course. Instead, his wife became a plaintiff in a lawsuit over his death....


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