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Parents of Boy Who Died After Football Practice Collapse Sue NYC

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    The parents of a 16-year-old New York City boy who died after collapsing during high school football practice last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

    Miles Kirkland's parents allege in court papers filed this month that the city, education officials and emergency workers failed to provide him with adequate care. They claim a defibrillator wasn't readily available after their 6-foot-2-inch, 295-pound son fainted during practice at Curtis High School on Staten Island.

    A city Law Department spokesman told the Staten Island Advance that officials will review the suit.

    The medical examiner ruled that Kirkland died of a heart muscle condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

    Kirkland's family says routine physicals never detected any problems.

    The lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court on Staten Island. It seeks unspecified damages.

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