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Parents of High School Football Player Sue over Son’s Death

Destiny Baker3 years ago

According to the New York Post, the parents of a Staten Island teen who died during football practice have filed a lawsuit in regards to their son’s death.

Staten Island High School Football Player Dies of Heat Stroke

  • Nicholas Dellaventura, 15, collapsed shortly after price while taking a knee with his teammates and listening to his coaches.
  • The teenager died of heat stroke hours later when his body temperature reached upwards of 110 degrees.
  • The family claims Dellaventura tried to remove himself from the practice when a coach, Salvatore Ferraioli, ordered boy to get back on the field and continue with the drills.
  • Ferraioli resigned a month after when he was arrested in connection to a gambling ring.

Football Player’s Parents File a Lawsuit

  • Dellaverntura’s parents have filed a lawsuit in for $10 million in regards to their son’s death.
  • Those cited in the lawsuit are the Archdiocese of New York, St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, the schools’ principal, the athletic director and the coaches.
  • The lawsuit claims that the school did not act quickly enough to save Dellaventura, did not immediately contact 911, did not administer first aid, did not have a trainer on site during the practice and did not educate players on hydration and the dangers of heat stroke.
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