Lawsuit filed against KU Fraternity after student dies from alcohol poisoning
Posted on January 25th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
The parents of a Kansas University student who died inside his fraternity house in 2008 filed a lawsuit against the fraternity and ten of its members earlier this month, alleging that the fraternity and its members did nothing to prevent underage drinking, and actually challenged the boy, who was a pledge at the time, to drink large quantities of alcohol. Furthermore, despite signs of, “obvious intoxication and a massive head injury,” the defendants failed to seek medical help for the teen.
According to reports, the teen was found unresponsive in his bed at the fraternity house. Autopsy showed the victim had a BAC concentration of .362 percent at the time of his death, leading the coroner to conclude he died from alcohol poisoning.
In the four-count suit, the plaintiffs seek damages in excess of $75,000, a potion of which the family says they will donate to the university to educate student about hazing and alcohol consumption.
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