Wrongful Death

A 17-year-old high school student died during conditioning for the Alonso High School baseball team. A lawsuit, filed by his parents, alleged that the Hillsborough County School Board failed to use reasonable care when they allowed him to participate in conditioning activities without first obtaining a pre-participation physical examination. His wrongful death case also consolidated with a medical malpractice case, as the firm found that his pediatrician, who was co-managing his heart condition along with cardiologists, breached the accepted standard of care by clearing him for baseball conditioning without first consulting his cardiologist. Board certified civil trial attorneys Bryan Caulfield and Lorrie Robinson, with assistance from attorney Matthew Noyes, obtained a verdict in excess of $2,000,000. Following the tragic death, his parents were able to raise funding for additional ambulances and defibrillators for youth sports.