One of the more difficult aspects of filing a wrongful death lawsuit is proving that your loved one died as the result of the negligence of another person. However, the wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience and can help guide you through the complicated process inherent in any wrongful death case. If you can prove the death was because of another person’s negligence, you may be able to recover substantial money damages against the accused perpetrator.
The family of a 14 year-old student who died inside Gaithersburg High School in 2015 is suing the Montgomery County, Alabama school district for $10 million. Taylor Walton’s mother said her daughter died of an asthma attack during a gym class. Allegedly, the school staff, including the gym teacher, failed to properly respond to the girl’s breathing complaints and symptoms. According to the complaint, school officials knew Taylor Walton suffered from asthma and were required to distribute an “emergency treatment plan” to her teachers, including her physical education instructor.
Ms. Walton suffered her asthma attack on Nov. 30, 2015. Her gym teacher allegedly twice denied her request to leave class and obtain her inhaler. The third time, she approached the John Doe Gym Teacher and stated that she was still having severe problems breathing and that she was leaving class to get her inhaler. As Taylor was observed leaving the gymnasium, there were no efforts by the gym teacher or other members of the gym staff to accompany her to her locker to help her get her inhaler or to secure her safety. She was later found lying on the ground near her locker by another teacher.
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