JOPLIN, Mo. — More than two years after the death of a Joplin football player, his mom has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
The attorney for Lashonda Roberts alleges that on September 4th, 2019, Joplin High School coaches and staff delayed a potentially life-saving call to 911 by 26 minutes.
The complaint also alleges they did not use C.P.R. or a defibrillator even after calling for help for Kadin Roberts-Day and that the EMS crew lost time responding because they were not told practiced had been moved.
The 15-year-old had a history or severe asthma and experienced serious breathing issues during football practice being held inside the school gym.
Roberts-Day was taken to the hospital for treatment, where he was later pronounced dead.
The lawsuit includes several images from JHS surveillance cameras that show Roberts-Day during that timeframe. It seeks a jury trial and damages in excess of $25,000.