Florida Mother Sues Youth Football League For 11-Year-Old’s Wrongful Death
Connie D. Johnson, the mother of an 11-year-old boy who died in 2006 after collapsing while practicing football, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Youth Football League. Johnson is accusing the league of causing her son’s death on July 21, 2006. Jarnell Johnson passed away nine days after experiencing heatstroke while exercising with the Nuccio Jaguars. Johnson says the coaches neglected to make sure that her son was properly hydrated during the workout session. She also accuses them of failing to see that her son was suffering from a heat-related illness. Her wrongful death lawsuit claims that the league should have made sure that athletic directors and coaches were aware that the summer months are a very hot and humid period in Florida. In an unrelated incident, several days before Jarnell’s death, another boy collapsed and later died after working out with the Progress Village Panthers. A medical examiner with the Hillsborough County ruled an extremely rare genetic blood disorder as the boy’s cause of death. Who can recover compensation from a Florida wrongful death claim: • The decedent’s husband/wife • Children • Parents • Adoptive siblings and blood relatives (if they were partially dependent on the deceased for services or support) • Children born out of wedlock to decedent (if the deceased was their mother) Our South Florida wrongful death lawyers would like to offer you a free consultation to discuss your case. Mother sues over child's football death, Tampa Bay.com, July 4, 2008 Related Web Resources: Nuccio Jaguars Wrongful Death, Justia Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. today.