Lawsuit Settled in HS Football Player’s Death
A 2006 lawsuit filed by the parents of a Henderson County, KY high school football player who died during practice has finally been settled. Although the terms of the settlement are sealed, both parties said they were glad to put the dispute behind them.
The lawsuit claimed negligence against several school personnel and a doctor, but the suit dragged on while the insurance companies continued to argue over which one bore the most responsibility, according to Kentucky.com.
The 16-year-old football player died during practice on a hot, humid day in July. The defendants claimed the teen died due to an underlying cardiac condition.
The father said his son’s death had played a part in changes to state law and athletic regulations that deal with heat. While he said the settlement was a “bitter pill to swallow,” he also said that without filing the suit they would not have gotten the details surrounding their son’s death.
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