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20:12, 29 October 2018

Household sues more than student’s pancake-consuming contest death

Household sues over student’s pancake-eating contest death

The grieving family members of a 20-year-old lady who choked to death in the course of a pancake-consuming contest filed a lawsuit against the Connecticut university she was attending in hopes of raising &#x201Cawareness of the preventable dangers linked with amateur eating competitions.&#x201D

Caitlin Nelson, who was participating in Sacred Heart University&#x2019s Greek Week celebration on March 30, 2017, reportedly started to shake uncontrollably and fell to the floor soon after eating a number of pancakes in a quick period of time.


Two nursing students who have been in attendance at the school-sanctioned charity occasion attempted lifesaving measures just before police and paramedics arrived, Fairfield Police Lt. Bob Kalamaras mentioned at the time. The household&#x2019s lawsuit claims responding officers found a mass of pancake paste &#x201Clike concrete&#x201D in Nelson&#x2019s airway.

Nelson, of Clark, N.J., was rushed to St. Vincent&#x2019s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and later transferred to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Health-related Center in New York, where she died. Kalamaras described the incident as a &#x201Ctragic occasion that started out as anything fun.&#x201D


&#x201CCaitlin&#x2019s household is bringing this case to expose the dangers linked with amateur consuming contests and to assist stop other families from possessing to endure this type of preventable tragedy,&#x201D Katie Mesner-Hage, of Koskoff, Koskoff &amp Bieder, which represents the loved ones, stated in a statement. &#x201CThese contests are drastically a lot more harmful than people understand and it&#x2019s critically important for the public &#x2014&#xA0especially educational institutions, to recognize that particular foods are safer than others and a modicum of forethought can actually save lives.&#x201D

The household, who had tragically lost Caitlin Nelson&#x2019s dad, a Port Authority officer, in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, donated the aspiring social worker&#x2019s organs after her death.

Published at Mon, 29 Oct 2018 17:53:08 +0000

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