Relatives of 20-year-old Caitlin Nelson from new Jersey, choking on a pancake during last year’s competition, has filed a lawsuit against Sacred Heart University, where she studied.
Caitlin participated in a charity event where you had to eat pancakes on speed, 30 March 2017 — during the celebration of Greek Week. According to eyewitnesses, eating another damn, the girl suddenly shook and fell to the floor.
Arrived on a call police officers tried in vain to clear her airway. Caitlin was hospitalized in St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Connecticut, then transferred to Columbia University Medical Center in new York. And 3 days after the incident, the doctors announced her death.
After 1.5 years after the tragedy, the family of Caitlin initiated court proceedings in the hope of increasing «awareness about the avoidable dangers associated with an Amateur competition on eating [anything]».
Posted by Caitlin Nelson on Sunday, July 19, 2015
«These competitions are much more dangerous than people imagine, and it is critical that the public, especially educational institutions, realized that some products are more dangerous than others and that literally a drop of forethought can save lives,» said attorney Katie Mesner-Hedge of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, representing the plaintiffs in the Supreme court of the United States.
According to the lawsuit, police found that her mouth Caitlin «was Packed pancakes almost to the teeth» and that the food is «like concrete» her airway. The autopsy showed that the girl died of asphyxia (suffocation) due to airway obstruction.
The family is suing Sacred Heart University not only in the approval of dangerous competition, but the lack of on-site medical personnel, which could have saved choked the student.
Posted by Caitlin Nelson on Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Caitlin Nelson, whose father, police officer Port Authority, was killed during the tragic events of 11 September 2001, wanted to obtain a master’s degree in social work. She spent a lot of time in the Resiliency Center of Newtown, working with children affected by the shooting in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The bodies of the girl’s family donated for transplantation.