an September 15, 2019, by a Los Angeles Angels MLB game, 6 year old boy accidentally hit in the head with a ball resulting in skull fracture and brain damage during pre-match warm-up.
The child was hit by a reckless throw from the shooter kenyan middletonwho threw the ball towards another Angel player, who failed to catch the ball.
The lawsuit against the angels
The child’s parents decided to sue the angels, claiming Gross negligence on the part of the team Not to install a larger net to protect the fans from balls flying away from the court at high speed, causing irreversible injuries to the child.
boy’s mother Beatrice Galaz, argues that ball players should not throw balls during warm-ups in areas where they can hit fans, because it is a time when the audience is distracted by other dynamics that teams organize to interact with players. These are the spaces where teams invite fans to arrive early in the game to interact with players.
This happened with the minor who walked with his father in the front row of the stands to approach a group of players who were talking to fans and giving autographs. There was more than 90 minutes left before the match starts.
The ball that caused irreparable damage
The boy was taken to hospital in critical condition and was kept under the supervision of children for two and a half days Kyle ScottFamily attorney.
Since then, the child has difficulty paying attention and social interaction. The lawyer notes that the medical studies of the boy, who is currently studying in the third grade, show abnormal brain activity There are fears that he will face long-term problems as a result of the blow when he has to think about more complex study subjects.
“We are grateful for the fact that he made it through, but since that day he has been struggling in school.” Added the mother, who is originally from Anaheim County.
After knowing the lawsuit, The Angels Department refused to issue any official position “Neither party has contacted us about the lawsuit. We only became aware of this through the press, so we cannot comment at this time,” team spokeswoman Marie Garvey said.