Teen Requires Heart Transplant After Tackle By School Security
June 19, 2012
Questions are swirling around an incident that left a Normandy, Missouri, teenager with a failing heart. Reports from KSDK 5 News say that the incident occurred outside of Normandy High School on October 21 around 8:00 a.m.
The teen’s grandmother had just dropped him off at school and in fear of being late for class; he sprinted past a security guard. The guard gave chase and caught up to the boy, leading to the moment that caused the Slip and Fall Injury.
The guard says that as he grabbed the teen, the two slipped and he fell on top of the teen. The young man has a different version of the story, though. He claims that the security guard jerked him by the back of the shirt so hard that he fell backwards and once on the ground, the security guard plowed his knee into the teen’s chest, rupturing his heart.
The teen has spent several weeks in an intensive care unit at a local hospital and has undergone numerous surgeries. He is now suffering from symptoms of congestive heart failure and has been placed on a list to undergo a heart transplant since part of his heart has stopped working.
The Missouri Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers are hopeful that the teen will get the surgery he needs and would like to wish the injured teen a speedy and full recovery from his injuries.