The death of a family member is never easy. Particularly, the passing away of a child is incomprehensible to many. For a grieving family, the sorrow of a child's loss is even more difficult when the death occurs due to the negligence of another. According to recent reports, the family of a 7-year-old girl has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the City of New York.
In their wrongful death lawsuit, the 7-year-old's parents allege that the death of their child was due to the city's failure to timely respond to the emergency 9-1-1 phone call. Furthermore, they allege that the city failed to give their young daughter sufficient and adequate medical care. Despite their allegations of an untimely response and inadequate medical care against the city, according to the city medical examiner's office the cause of death was ruled to be natural. The office noted the 7-year-olds cause of death as acute bronchial asthma. The city is expected to respond to the allegations in litigation.