Family sues UCF for wrongful death at football game
Two years after her husband died at a UCF football game, Amanda Brintnall is suing UCF for $15,000.
On Oct. 26, 2013, Shane, 34, suddenly collapsed in the stands at Bright House Networks Stadium, where he suffered from cardiac respiratory failure and subsequent cardiac death.
Amanda and her husband’s mother-in-law Amy Feldman filed the complaint against the UCF Board of Trustees and Contemporary Services Corp. for wrongful death last Friday, claiming they “failed to implement or suggest a sufficient training program for emergency situations and how, when and who to contact in a medical emergency.”
“By the time the professional responders arrived at the defendant’s premises, and he could be transported to the hospital, too much time had elapsed and Mr. Brintnall could not be fully resuscitated,” the complaint states.
UCF spokeswoman Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala declined to comment due to the pending litigation.
The complaint claims that UCF and Contemporary Services Corp., the company that provides security at football games, failed to provide an automated external defibrillator, CPR or contact emergency medical personnel in a timely manner. If these measures had been taken, the complaint asserts Shane would still be alive today.
Amanda was pregnant at the time of her husband’s death. Their daughter, Abigail was born two months after his passing.
Rachel Stuart is the News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @RachSage or email her at RachelS@CentralFloridaFuture.com.