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The family of a 37-year-old mentally ill inmate, who died last year after being repeatedly stunned by a Taser has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Fairfax County jail guards were trying to transfer Natasha McKenna to another facility when she confronted them. The guards stunned her four times by a Taser while she was still partially restrained.
McKenna’s family is seeking $15 million in damages.
Jose Manuel Beltran died on January 26, 2015, after collapsing during P.E. class at the gym in Cecil Middle School, Delano, California. According to the coroner, the cause of death was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Following the death, the the law firm of Chain, Cohn, Stiles filed a civil claim on behalf of deceased’s family, against the Delano Union School District, the City of Delano, Kern County and the State of California. According to the claim, the school employees failed to provide emergency medical care, including CPR to the decreased. The claim further alleged that the negligence of school employees caused the 911 call to be directed to Canadian 911, resulting in delayed medical treatment.
The claim is seeking wrongful death damages, punitive damages and funeral and burial costs.
The family of 18-year-old Abraham Pishevar who was killed in a plane crash last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the student pilot, the plane’s owner, and a fraternity at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Cessna 172R crashed minutes after taking off from Cuyahoga County Airport, Ohio, on August 25, 2014.
According to the lawsuit, the nighttime flight that Pishevar boarded along with three other students was a part of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity’s recruitment drive. The suit alleges that the flight club failed to inspect the aircraft properly before allowing it to take off and says 19-year-old William Felten should have known that he was not capable of piloting the plane safely.
The lawsuit has been filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and is seeking at least $75,000 in damages.