Lawsuit accuses ERCOT, Entergy of gross negligence after Conroe boy dies during frigid weather

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HOUSTON – A lawsuit accuses the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and Entergy, a utility company serving areas north of Harris County, of gross negligence after a boy in Conroe died during the subfreezing weather this week.

The regulation agency of Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee is representing the Pineda household within the lawsuit over the loss of life of 11-year-old Cristian Pineda.

Investigators have stated they’re nonetheless making an attempt to find out how Cristian died. They stated an post-mortem has been accomplished, however they’re awaiting the completion of different exams earlier than figuring out a trigger of loss of life. They stated a carbon monoxide take a look at within the house was adverse.

However, the household stated within the lawsuit they consider temperatures close to 10 levels on the household’s cell house on Tuesday evening, which had lost energy during the storm, led to the boy’s loss of life.

According to courtroom paperwork supplied by Buzbee’s regulation agency, the household stated they’d huddled right into a single room for the evening in an effort to remain heat. Cristian’s mom and stepfather had been with their child boy, whereas Cristian shared a mattress along with his youthful brother. Cristian was discovered unconscious the following morning. The household carried out referred to as 911 and carried out CPR, however Cristian was already lifeless.

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In the lawsuit, the household accuses ERCOT and Entergy, amongst different issues, of failing to warn folks of a hazard, offering inaccurate and incomplete recommendation and knowledge to clients and collaborating in and contributing to acts that brought about the incident in question.

The household is searching for $100,000,000 in damages.

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