Easton Oliverson family files lawsuit against LLBB and bunk bed makers
ST. GEORGE, Utah — The family of Easton Oliverson is filing a lawsuit against Little League Baseball. The lawsuit also includes the makers of the bunk beds he fell out of causing a severe head injury, KSL NewsRadio has learned.
Oliverson was a member of the Snow College All-Star Little League team that qualified for the Little League World Series last month in Williamsport, Penn.
Two days before his team was scheduled to take to the field, Oliverson fell off the top of a bunk bed in a dorm he was staying at. The fall resulted in a head injury that required emergency surgery.
Easton Oliverson lawsuit
Court documents state “he fell and was hurt because of the design and condition of the bed.”
Oliverson returned home to Utah on Aug. 30 after two weeks in a Pennsylvania hospital. He continues to receive treatment at Primary Children’s Hospital.
The family alleges the bunk bed makers “failed to equip the upper bunks with rails to protect its occupants, causing Easton Oliverson to fall.”
The lawsuit also claims Easton “has suffered in the past and will continue to suffer in the future …” The lawsuit also talks about the need to cover future medical expenses and treatments.
When asked for a comment, Kevin Fountain with Little League International said that it is the organization’s policy not to comment on pending litigation.
During the course of his hospital stay, Oliverson has posted messages on social media. In those posts, he has thanked everybody for their prayers and asked for continued prayers for his recovery.
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