The family of a 10-year-old girl who died of a cardiac arrest on Zehnder’s Splash Village water slide in Frankenmuth is suing the resort for not administering prompt medical care, according to a report from Daily Mail.
The family of London Eisenbeis is accusing park staff of not calling 911 quick enough in the February 2018 incident. In addition, the Grand Blanc family accused staff of not using an automatic external defibrillator (AED) until paramedics arrived 24 minutes later.
London died nine days later.
Doctors later found that the 10-year-old had a heart condition called long QT syndrome (LQTS), according to Daily Mail.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, LQTS is a rare disorder with one in 7,000 persons diagnosed. It can go undiagnosed and cause an uncontrollable, dangerous heart rhythm.
It is linked to 3,000 to 4,000 deaths in children and young adults every year. Sudden death of children is rare, but LQTS often is the cause.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, London’s family was unaware of her heart condition.
A GoFundMe account was created a year ago, raising more than $21,325 of its $20,000 goal. The account still received donations as recent as Wednesday.
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SOURCE: Detroit Free Press, DeJanay Booth