11-year-old boy in Texas freezes to death, his mother claims $100 million from power company
China News Service, February 23. According to comprehensive U.S. media reports, in recent days, many parts of the United States have been hit by winter blizzards and power outages. An 11-year-old boy died at home in Texas. The boy’s mother sued the Texas Electric Reliability Commission (ERCOT) and Entergy, claiming that their serious negligence caused the boy’s death and demanded $100 million in compensation.
The lawsuit alleges that the boy Christian Pavon died last week in a mobile home in the suburbs of Houston when he and his 3-year-old brother slept on a bed under a blanket to keep warm. Christian’s mother, Maria Pineda, realized that he was unresponsive and called 911 and attempted CPR, but failed to wake up the boy.
Now, Maria is suing ERCOT and Entergy, claiming that their serious negligence and “the decision made by the energy supplier based on profit” led to Christian’s death.
Maria’s attorney, Tony Buzbee, said on the 22nd that Christian did not show any signs of illness or potential problems before his death. He is a healthy and active child.
At present, Tony Busby represents a total of 7 families who have lost their loved ones due to inclement weather. He said he will file more lawsuits against the power company.
p >The local police station said that the autopsy is still in progress. The police said it could take 60 to 90 days to get the results.
Entergy, the company responsible for supplying electricity to Texas and others, issued a statement saying: “We are deeply saddened by the casualties in our community. As the lawsuit is pending, we are unable to comment.”
ERCOT said in a statement that it has not yet reviewed the lawsuit, but “Once we have reviewed it, we will respond accordingly.” The statement also said, “We work with all Texas states that have experienced and are suffering in the past week. Everyone is here.”
Recently, many parts of the United States have been hit by snowstorms, and millions of people are facing power and water cuts. According to the Associated Press, winter storms have killed at least 76 people in the United States, about half of which occurred in Texas, the worst-hit state.