Flo Rida's Special Needs Son, 6, Recovers from Injuries in ICU After Fall from 5th-Story Window

A lawsuit claims wrong-sized guards were installed on the fifth-floor apartment's windows

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Flo Rida's 6-year-old son is recovering in the ICU after sustaining injuries from a terrifying fall.

Zohar Paxton Dillard was seriously injured at mom Alexis Adams' rental property after he fell from a fifth-floor window of the New Jersey apartment complex earlier this month, on March 4. The little boy landed on a patch of concrete below the window.

The filing states that Zohar was "severely injured" in the fall and "has been disabled," referencing the boy's existing neurological condition, hydrocephalus, which permits excess cerebrospinal fluid to flood the brain.

According to the filing, medical professionals feel Zohar will "in the future will be disabled and not be able to perform his usual functions." It continues to note that he "has been and in the future will be caused great pain and suffering, to his great loss and damage and will in the future suffer great physical and mental pain and suffering."

Adams is now suing the building's management company for negligence, seeing in documents submitted to the Superior Court of New Jersey on March 27. Both Dillard and Adams are named as plaintiffs in a case against Pitch Perfect 74, LLC, Goldberg Management, Carlos Machado and multiple unnamed building and construction companies.

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Attorney Steven P. Haddad has demanded a jury trial and claims the managers are at fault for maintaining the building "in a negligent, careless and reckless manner creating foreseeable and dangerous conditions."

In the legal filings, Haddad specifically alleges management installed "incorrect sized guards" on the windows "even though these windows were on a fifth (5th) floor story apartment, thereby breaching their duty of care."

An undisclosed amount of damages are being sought for Dillard's current and future medical bills, legal fees, and any ongoing and future physical and mental pain and suffering.

Adams shared a written statement provided to PEOPLE by Haddad, which reads, "As a single mom to a special needs child, this feels like a nightmare. My heart is broken into a million pieces."

"I am devastated, angry and struggling to come to terms with the fact that my only child has suffered severe injuries due to willful negligence of our landlord and others involved In failing to take necessary safety measures."

Adams continued, "It is devastating to see my child go through such pain and trauma, knowing that this could have been prevented. My son could have died! I wish I could take away his pain."

"My repeated written requests for window guards went ignored. The absence of appropriate window safeguards has resulted in a life-altering incident for my family," Adams continues. "My son's life will never be the same, and I hope that no other family has to go through a similar tragedy. I am just so grateful that my son is alive, fighting and is still here with me. He's a real-life superhero."

Flo Rida has not yet responded to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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