Morgan State sued by the family of Marquese D. Meadow

Tramon Lucas

The family of a Morgan State football player who died following a practice before the start of the 2014 season, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and the hospital where he was taken.

The Baltimore Sun reported that the family of Marquese D. Meadow filed the lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court, arguing that his death was preventable. Meadow became sick during a football practice on Aug. 10.

The lawsuit alleged that Meadow arrived to Good Samaritan Hospital the night of Aug. 10 where he appeared to be unresponsive. The suit also alleged he was transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital the next day.

Meadow died on Aug. 24 after suffering from a seizure the day before. Meadow’s death came right before the start of then head coach Lee Hull’s first season with the Morgan State Bears.

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