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Haunted house faces wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of an asthmatic girl have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against haunted house operator Halloween Productions, Inc. According to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by father Durand Tyler, artificial fog and sickly scents were to blame for his daughter’s breathing problems and eventual wrongful death. The wrongful death lawsuit claims that by the time the wrongful death victim reached a hospital, her brain had been deprived of oxygen for at least seven minutes. The wrongful death victim’s mother had previously filed a personal injury lawsuit in April. The newest lawsuit was filed to financially protect both parents who face at least 1 million in medical bills.

The wrongful death lawsuit also alleges that the business failed to provide a safe environment for its customers suffering from respiratory ailments and failed to adequately and timely monitor the chemical in the air. Halloween Productions presented replied that the allegations are false and declined further comment because of the ongoing legal dispute. The site also stated that warning signs were clearly in place at the attraction advising against entry if one is pregnant, claustrophobic, prone to seizures, heart problems, or respiratory problems.

Wrongful death, when used as a legal term, describes a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, a defective or dangerous product, the construction of an unsound structure or building, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease may be considered as “wrongful deaths.”

More information about the wrongful death lawsuit is available at the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch.