Mom of 13-year-old boy who died at DFW football tryouts says his death was preventable
Published September 1, 2020
On Aug. 12, Monica McBride-Debbs filed a lawsuit against CareNow and the physician’s assistant who cleared her son to play football despite the fact he reported having experienced chest pains during exercise and had felt his heart skip a beat.
The PA did not order a full standard history or consultation with the regular physician, which McBride-Debbs’ attorney, Reid Martin of Martin Walker in Tyler, said violates the standard of care.
“These questionnaires are designed to be a screening tool, and it needed to be taken seriously,” Martin said. “They just didn’t do their job in this case. He should be with us today because this was a preventable death.”
Read the full article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.