The article below discusses a the tragic death of a boy who died from alcohol poisoning during fraternity hazing.  Our firm has handled this type of case in the past.  Hazing has been banned by most schools, but it still goes on. Parents need to warn their children of these dangers, and make sure they know it’s ok to walk away.  As always we stand ready to help in the event this type of tragedy touches you or your family.

Lawsuit Filed Over Hazing-Related Death

The family of a fraternity pledge who died during an alcohol-related hazing incident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the national organization, local chapter and nine fraternity members. Carson Starkey, 18, died in 2008 after drinking to the point of unconsciousness at a fraternity event. His blood alcohol content was 0.48, an autopsy revealed. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an order prohibiting future hazing rituals by the fraternity.  Erin Mulvaney, Austin American Statesman  09/24/2009 Read Article: Austin American Statesman

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