Posted August 21, 2013

Woman sues Patriots, NFL for $10 million in husband’s wrongful death

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A woman is suing the Patriots after her husband died at Gillette Stadium in 2010. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A woman is suing the Patriots and NFL after her husband died at Gillette Stadium in 2010. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A woman whose husband died of cardiac arrest in the stands of a New England Patriots game in 2010 filed a civil suit against the team and the National Football League claiming that they are responsible for his death.

The Springfield Republican reports that Kimberly Chartier of Chicopee, Mass., is suing on behalf of her son Tedy and is seeking at least $10 million alleging the Patriots, the National Football League, and three other parties are responsible for the wrongful death of her husband Jeffrey A. Chartier.

Chartier, 40, died at the Sept. 12, 2010, home opener at Gillette Stadium in front of his 6-year-old son Tedy, and there were reports his death was immediately preceded by an altercation with a security guard.

More from the Republican:

One of those named in the Hampden Superior Court suit is Arthur Sherman of Cumberland, R.I., who it identifies as that security guard.

According to the suit filed in late June, two NFL game officials invited Tedy onto the field before the game started, but Sherman confronted Jeffrey Chartier about Tedy’s presence on the field.


21 comments
SanteeJack
SanteeJack

She should sue herself for providing such a poor diet.

x72
x72

Yes, great news. Sue that scumbag Kraft for all he's worth.

Fatdogtavern
Fatdogtavern

I'm sure he was in GREAT shape. What is wrong with this country when a families personal tragedy is seen as a winning lottery ticket?  Who can I sue?  WHO CAN I SUE?

Ashley4
Ashley4

40 year old man cardiac arrest probably wasn't healthy to begin with.

dw0128
dw0128

Mmmmkkk... Next time I have too many beers and have a hangover I'll be sure to sue the brewery too. Textbook frivolous lawsuit... 

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

I really believe that each state should only be allowed to have a certain number of lawyers. There are thousands roaming around looking for people to sue, products to ban, and ambulances to chase. You know, so many per 100,000 population. When one dies, or moves, or goes to jail a new one can be selected form a waiting list, like season ticket wannabes. Because cases like this are almost always an embarrassment made up by some lawyer looking for a case. The mans' death is a tragedy but that doesn't mean anyone is responsible or negligent.  

coachingguy
coachingguy

I'm sorry that her husband died, but this is a joke.  There's no way this case gets traction.  Either she got some bad advice or she's still pissed either way, it's embarrassing for the family.

Mark20
Mark20

It's an insane world. Thanks for the story.

Mark20
Mark20

More evidence of America becoming a giant kindergarten. "Nothing is my fault".

TheBlkGuyFrmWrk
TheBlkGuyFrmWrk

$10 million because her husband had an anger problem and a bad heart....

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Just because something bad happens doesn't mean it's a lawsuit - Judge Judy.

keudelln
keudelln

The Pats spanning over 40 years forced this man to eat unhealthy food and would not allow him to exercise. What a shame. 

ApolloOne
ApolloOne

And it's the team's fault...how?

Oh, that's right. It's their fault because they have lots of money. For a moment, I forgot how civil litigation worked.

Ciscos
Ciscos

@Mark20 several years ago, a man was in Target with his mother.  Unbeknown to his mother, her adult son was shoplifting.  When the exited the store, Target security confronted him.  The man became combative and it resulted in Target security restraining him by taking him to the ground.  The mother - watching this occur in front of her went into cardiac arrest and died on scene.  The man later tried to sue Target "... for causing the actions that resulted in the death of the plaintiff's mother..."  Crazy.

Fortunately the judge dismissed the suit.