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.