Thursday, February 25, 2021

Mother files $ 100 million lawsuit over death of 11-year-old son in cold wave


Compensation $ 100 million from two electricity companies asks the mother of one 11 years old who died at Texas when the electricity and heating in the caravan where they were staying were cut off, during cold.

THE Maria Pineda blames the companies ERCOT and Entergy Corps for serious negligence, which led to the death of her son Christian. THE 11 years old was found dead in the caravan on the morning of February 16 in his bed, where he was sleeping with his 3-year-old brother, in Conroe. Texas, Houston suburb.

THE Christian died of the cold, “Because the grid was not a priority and the energy providers made profit-oriented decisions”, noted in the document, filed in Jefferson County Court.

Christian was spotted by his mother’s husband, while the caravan had been without electricity for two days. The little one, originally from Honduras, he had gone out the day before and played in the snow, to which he was not accustomed.

More than 20 people died

More than 4 million people in Texas were found “in the dark” Mrs.at least 20 died after a blizzard hit the State last week, sinking the mercury many degrees below zero.

The lawsuit filed Saturday states that the defendants ignored her recommendations Federal Energy Committee, after the cold snap of 2011, to prepare the power grid for the winter and were caught “completely unprepared” when the grid collapsed last week.

Pinenta’s lawyer, Tony Bazby, told ABC News that he represents seven families, who lost their own the day after the storm and are planning new lawsuits against electricity companies. In Christian An autopsy is being performed, ABC News reported.

H ERCOT, a cooperative that is responsible for 90% of Texas electricity has not responded to a request for comment.

Its representative Entergy, who declined to comment on the lawsuit, said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in our community.”

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