Water Park Sued for Wrongful Death of Young Girl

Water Park Sued for Wrongful Death of Young Girl

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a Texas water park by the parents of a 12-year-old girl who claim that park employees failed to provide proper medical care for their daughter.

According to the lawsuit, Sarah Elizabeth Friend, who had an undetected genetic heart disease, became ill while waiting in line at a ride and collapsed. Her disease constricted blood to her heart leading to an irregular heartbeat.

The suit claims that two defibrillators at the water park could have saved Friend. Instead, park employees allegedly attempted to resuscitate her and a defibrillator wasn’t used until more than 20 minutes after her collapse when paramedics arrived at the scene.

According to the suit, Friend died at the hospital due to the inadequate medical care performed on her at the water park.

“Everything was in place to handle an emergency at the park,” said plaintiff attorney, Courtney Keith. “But it just wasn’t used.”

Sarah Friends parents Laura and Luther Friend are seeking unspecified damages for the death of their daughter.  


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