12-Year-Old California Middle School Student, Yahshua Robinson, Dies After Being Forced to Run

Middle school student Yahshua Robinson died during gym class after being told to run in the 90-degree heat when he arrived at class in his regular clothes. Before collapsing, Robinson was asking for help and water, he then fell and became unresponsive. Emergency personnel were called and rushed him to the hospital where he unfortunately went into cardiac arrest and died.

This student’s death is deeply tragic and was completely preventable. Unfortunately, preventable student deaths like this are not isolated events.

Each day when we send our children to school we trust that the adults of the school will watch over them with the utmost care. Yet, there are several incidents each year in which tragic accidents or negligent actions lead to the wrongful death of students. Wrongful deaths of children at schools not only affect the family of the child but these deaths also leave a lasting impact on the school and other students.

Wrongful Deaths of Children at School

If your child’s school, the administrators and teachers in it, or the school district fail to protect your child from preventable harm, you may have a negligence claim for the wrongful death of your student. In Robinson’s case, his family has a clear claim for negligence as his death was completely preventable.

Oftentimes, these wrongful death claims stem from the district’s failure to properly train its teachers and coaches or from the teachers and coaches failing to follow proper protocol and training.

If your child died at school due to an adult’s negligent actions, you may have a claim.

At Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP, we understand how difficult this time is for you, and we are here to provide the support you need. While nothing can bring your child back, pursuing a legal claim and securing the compensation you rightfully deserve can alleviate the financial burdens that often accompany the loss of a loved one. Get in touch with one of our experienced attorneys today to learn more. Call us at (877) 359-8260 or contact us online to get started.

How Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP Can Help

When you are navigating the aftermath of a tragedy, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you understand your legal options and fight on your behalf. At Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP, our team has extensive experience handling complicated lawsuits that arise due to an injury or death caused by someone else’s negligence.

In cases like Robinson’s, we will investigate the incident to determine the liable party, gather evidence to prove negligence, and argue on your behalf for full and fair compensation.

To ensure that our attorneys can properly focus on sensitive cases like these, we limit the number of cases we take on so that we can put in the time, effort, and resources necessary to win the most compensation possible for each client. We understand losing a child at school due to negligence is extremely difficult, both emotionally and financially, so we promise to handle your case with compassion and integrity and give you the individualized attention you require.

Contact us today to get started with a free consultation. Call us at (877) 359-8260 or contact us online for more information.