Inside ‘Family Of Easton Oliverson, 12, Sues Little League Over Bunk Bed Fall That Fractured Boy’s Skull’ A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during last month’s Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital and his family is suing the league and the company that made the bed.
Family Of Easton Oliverson, 12, Sues Little League Over Bunk Bed Fall That Fractured Boy’s Skull
In the fall on August 15 at a players dormitory in Williamsport, Easton Oliverson, 12, of Saint George, Utah, had a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain. According to the family’s attorney, Ken Fulginiti, he has subsequently undergone three surgery and has been fighting a staph infection.
He is struggling. Seizures are the more recent development following a third craniotomy. It’s been a difficult journey, said Fulginiti. Prior to his release last week, Easton was hospitalized in Utah and Pennsylvania, according to him.
The negligence lawsuit, filed by Jace and Nancy Oliverson on Friday in Philadelphia, said there was no railing on the top bunk.
Kevin Fountain, a spokesperson for Little League International, said the league would not comment on the pending suit. Savoy Contract Furniture of Williamsport did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
According to Fulginiti, Easton, an outfielder, and pitcher for the Snow Canyon squad from Santa Clara in southwestern Utah fell in his sleep. Along with compensatory damages, the complaint demands more than $50,000 for the boy’s treatment.
“They really appreciate all the support they’ve gotten throughout the nation,” Fulginiti said. ”But they’re struggling to focus on the family. They have two other kids and it’s a lot.”
Jace Oliverson was an assistant coach on the baseball team, while Easton’s younger brother Brogan was an alternate who was tapped to take his place after the fall. Snow Canyon was eliminated after two losses.