Raggiunge l'Università del Maryland $  3.5 million settlement with football player Jordan McNair's family

L'Università del Maryland ha raggiunto un $ 3.5 milioni di accordo con la famiglia di Jordan McNair, il guardalinee offensivo che è morto dopo aver subito un colpo di calore durante un allenamento di squadra in 2018.

The details of the settlement became known Friday as part of the meeting agenda for the Maryland Board of Public Works, which is expected to approve the agreement on January 27.
This has been a long and painful fight, but we will attempt to find closure even though this is a wound that will never, ever fully heal,” Jordan’s parents, Marty McNair and Tonya Wilson, said in a joint statement, secondo ESPN.
McNair, 19, died on June 13, weeks after taking part in an off-season conditioning session at Maryland’s turf outdoor practice field in late May.
An independent medical report found several issues with his treatment, including failure to assess his vital signs, not having proper cooling devices and failure to recognize quickly he was having heat illness. More than an hour passed before a football trainer called 911 after McNair first showed symptoms of heatstroke.
We are focused on honoring Jordan’s legacy so that his death was not in vain. This includes protecting student athletes of all levels of competition, increasing awareness, formazione scolastica, and prevention of all heat-related illnesses, empowering student athletes, and introducing legislation nationwide so that no parent should have to wait this long for closure where their child has been treated unfairly or unjustly,” the parentsstatement to ESPN added.
A Maggio 29, 2018, McNair was taken from the field, where the air temperature was 81 degrees, a 5:22 p.m. Quello era 34 minutes after he said he was having cramps and was bending over at the waist, secondo il rapporto.
Di 28 minutes after he was taken from the field, McNair’s mood dramatically worseneda sign of heatstrokeand a trainer called the team doctor, who advised calling 911, diceva il rapporto.
in agosto 2018, Athletic Director Damon Evans and then-university President Wallace D. Loh apologized to McNair’s family during a meeting in Baltimore. Loh had said he told the family theuniversity accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made on that fateful workout day.
The university owes you an apology. You entrusted Jordan to our care, and he is never returning home,” Ha aggiunto.
E D.J. Durkin, who was the head coach at Maryland when McNair died was fired in October 2018 by Loh.
This is not at all a reflection of my opinion of Coach Durkin as a person. tuttavia, a departure is in the best interest of the university,” Loh had said.
Since McNair’s death, the university has added cooling stations, started testing playershydration at practice, increased the length of breaks, put more trainers and doctors at events. Staff have also received more training.

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