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Mother Sues For School's Negligence in Causing Son's Death


Posted on Jun 27, 2010

Recently, and in the aftermath of the demise of her 13 year-old son at a middle school basketball game, a mother has sued Blount County Schools and the Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation Commission for the school's negligence in connection with his death, which was attributed to cardiac arrhythmia.

The basis of her claim is that the school was in violation of two state laws regarding automated external defibrillators (AED), which although required, were inaccessible during the emergency. According to the mother, her son's death would likely have been prevented had the device been accessible and timely used.

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