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Family Files Wrongful Death Suit after Boy Collapsed, Died in Delano School Gym

The family of a 13-year-old boy, who died after collapsing in school gym, is filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

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.