Easton Oliverson's family sues Little League after he fell from bunk bed and fractured skull
Parents of Easton Oliverson, 12, filed a negligence lawsuit on Friday, September 16, wherein they stated there was no railing on the top bunk
WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA: Family of a Utah boy, who suffered a severe head injury after falling from a bunk bed during Little League World Series in Pennsylvania last month, is now suing the league and the maker of the bed. According to the family's attorney Ken Fulginiti, Easton Oliverson, the Little League World Series player, has since undergone three operations and battled a staph infection.
The 12-year-old pitcher and outfielder of the Snow Canyon team of Santa Clara, Utah, was rushed to the nearby children's hospital where he underwent surgery to stop the bleeding caused by a punctured artery around his brain on Sunday, August 14. Oliverson has returned home after being in the hospital for about a month.
On Instagram, the family has updated well-wishers about Oliverson's health and that he returned home. The post read: "We are happy to announce that Easton has made it home.🤍 He is resting and adjusting to his recovery away from the hospital. Please continue to keep Easton in your prayers. He is thrilled to be home, but understands that he still has a very long road ahead. It’s not going to be easy, but we have faith that his prayer army will continue to carry him through.🤍 Thank you, Team Easton! We love and appreciate you!"
As per the report in KSLTV, Oliverson's parents - Jace and Nancy Oliverson - filed a negligence lawsuit on Friday, September 16, in Philadelphia wherein they stated there was no railing on the top bunk. The lawsuit names Savoy Contract Furniture as the bunk bed manufacturer for Little League Baseball. Along with compensatory damages, the lawsuit demands more than $50,000 for the boy's care. According to Fulginiti, Oliverson fell in his sleep in the dormitory complex in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Fulginiti told the portal, "They really appreciate all the support they’ve gotten throughout the nation. But they’re struggling to focus on the family. They have two other kids and it’s a lot." Speaking about Oliverson's condition, the family's lawyer Fulginiti told KSLTV, "He’s not doing well. The more recent development, after a third craniotomy, is seizures. It’s been a long road. Easton had been hospitalized in Pennsylvania and Utah before his discharge last week."
According to Jace, who served as an assistant coach, his son suffered a punctured artery resulting in brain bleeding. A few days after the incident, the player's family updated his condition on their social media saying that he is awake and speaking. According to the family, with Oliverson being injured, Brogan, his younger brother was selected as an alternate player for the team in their first game on Friday, August 19.