Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Excessively Rigorous PE Class Led to Student’s Death, Suit Claims

14-year-old high school freshman Kevin J. Stallard had a heart condition that prevented him from being able to participate in demanding physical activities. In fact, the pediatric cardiologist who treated Stallard had issued strict orders limiting Stallard’s participation in his high school’s physical education class. However, according to Stallard’s mother, these orders were ignored by the high school’s coaching staff, despite repeated reminders. Stallard died last year after being forced to run multiple wind sprints in hot summer weather, and questions remain as to whether the school staff provided appropriate resuscitation measures after the student collapsed. A $25 million suit has been filed in the case.

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