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Easton Oliverson’s family sues Little League after fractured baseball player’s skull falls

WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA: The family of a Utah boy, who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania last month, are now suing the league and the bed manufacturer. According to family attorney Ken Fulginiti, Easton Oliverson, the Little League World Series player, has since undergone three surgeries and battled a staph infection.

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The 12-year-old pitcher and outfielder from Team Snow Canyon in Santa Clara, Utah, was rushed to a nearby children’s hospital where he underwent surgery to stop bleeding from a punctured artery around his his brain on Sunday, August 14. Oliverson returned home after being hospitalized for about a month.

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On Instagram, the family updated supporters on Oliverson’s health and that he has returned home. The message read: “We are happy to report that Easton has returned home.🤍 He is resting and adjusting to his recovery away from the hospital. Please continue to keep Easton in your prayers. He is delighted to be home, but understands he still has a very long way to go. It won’t be easy, but we’re confident his army of prayer will continue to see it through.🤍 Thank you, Team Easton! We love and appreciate you! »

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According to the KSLTV report, Oliverson’s parents – Jace and Nancy Oliverson – filed a negligence lawsuit on Friday, September 16 in Philadelphia in which they said there was no guardrail on the bed of the high. The lawsuit names Savoy Contract Furniture as the manufacturer of bunk beds for Little League Baseball. In addition to compensatory damages, the lawsuit demands more than $50,000 for the boy’s care. According to Fulginiti, Oliverson fell off in his sleep at the dormitory complex in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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Fulginiti told the portal: “They really appreciate all the support they have received across the country. But they find it difficult to focus on the family. They have two other children and that’s a lot. Speaking about Oliverson’s condition, family lawyer Fulginiti told KSLTV: “He is not well. The most recent development after a third craniotomy is seizures. The road has been long. Easton had been hospitalized in Pennsylvania and Utah before his discharge last week. . »

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According to Jace, who served as an assistant coach, his son suffered a punctured artery resulting in a brain hemorrhage. A few days after the incident, the player’s family updated his condition on their social media saying he was awake and talking. According to the family, with Oliverson injured, Brogan, his younger brother, was selected as a backup player for the team in their first game on Friday, August 19.

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