Lawsuit Filed by Parents of PRP Football Player

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against six coaches, including the head coach, after a fifteen year old Pleasure Ridge Park High School football player collapsed and died. The parents of Max Gilpin have filed the lawsuit against Jason Stinson, the head coach, and five other coaches on the team.

The lawsuit was filed in Jefferson Circuit Court, and claims that the coaches were negligence and exercised ‘reckless disregard’. According to the report Gilpin collapsed after suffering heatstroke whilst on practice, and he died three days later. The parents said that the coaches had a “duty to exercise ordinary and reasonable care for the safety” of their son.

It is further claimed in the lawsuit that the coaches did not provide proper care or follow rules and regulations when it came to their players on the team, and that players were denied water and made to run wind sprints “until someone quit the team.”

An attorney working on the case said: “What happened to him was clearly preventable and should not have happened. The protocol in place to protect students was not followed.”

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