The family of a man who died after a kickboxing match has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the gym and trainer who managed the match. The wrongful death victim was only 27 years of age and had fought in a competition featured by the gym. The victim’s family alleges that the owner of the gym is at fault for the victim’s death because he should not have been allowed to fight in the match. The family says that the wrongful death victim had received personal injuries a few days earlier in a practice. The wrongful death lawsuit claims that the 27 year-old victim suffered repeated trauma to his head during the fight, which aggravated that prior personal injury. The family is seeking lawsuit damages in excess of $25,000. The owner of the gym’s husband said that he had never seen the victim practice at the gym, but added that the wrongful death victim’s family often visited the facility’s paintball range. He also stated that he believed the victim entered the competition as an independent fighter.
Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed when a death has been caused by the fault of another person. In addition to the incident described above, wrongful deaths also include 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. The Chicago injury lawyers at Levin & Perconti have successfully handled numerous wrongful death lawsuits and recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims and their families.
More information on the wrongful death lawsuit is available at KSDK.com.