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Texas family files $100M suit after 11-year-old son dies in storm
Their 11-year-old son was found dead in his bed Tuesday morning after their mobile home lost power as chaos descended on Texas. Now, the family has sued the energy company for gross negligence.

Houston attorney Tony Buzbee filed the lawsuit Saturday against Entergy Texas and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on behalf of the Pineda family, who believes their son, Cristian, died of hypothermia in the subfreezing cold snap that blanketed the state last week.

“Common sense tells you the weather played a part in his death,” Buzbee told Click2Houston. “His mother is very adamant, clear that he had no underlying conditions whatsoever that would make him particularly vulnerable to cold weather.”

On Monday night in Conroe, the Pineda family huddled together in one room as the temperature inside hovered around 10 degrees, according to the lawsuit. Cristian’s mother and stepfather shared a bed with their baby boy while Cristian and his younger brother bunked in another.

When the family woke up Tuesday morning, Cristian was unconscious. were with their baby boy, while Cristian shared a bed with his younger brother. Cristian was found unconscious the next morning.

Medical examiners have not yet released a cause of death, but said a carbon monoxide test in the home came back negative.

The lawsuit, which alleges negligence and gross negligence, argues that the companies failed to properly guard the energy grid before the storm and failed to warn residents about what could happen during the deep freeze.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in our community,” Entergy said in a statement to Click2Houston. “We are unable to comment due to pending litigation.”

On a GoFundMe that has raised more than $80,000, Cristian’s family said they are hoping to send his body back to Honduras for his burial, following his “wish to see his grandparents again.”

I realize this was a storm like no others to hit Texas but is the power company the one who has the liability for this? And the part the power company failed to warn them what could happen. Why is it the power company's responsibility to warn them about freezing temps and what could happen.
 

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The sixth-grader died in a bed he’d shared with his 3-year-old stepbrother, who was fine."He was already dead," Pineda recalled of finding her boy’s lifeless body around 2 p.m. Monday.

Fucking 2PM!?!?!?!?!?!?
That’s not neglect????
 

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Parents are at fault if he died from the cold. You stick those children in bed between you and your spouse. use plenty of covers .Or quilts and sleeping bags. When I was a kid the boy scouts had what was called Sub zero camp outs and no body froze.
 

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So that if that second report is the case did they let this kid go out and play in the snow and low temps and he wasn't dressed for it? Big difference between he died in his sleep and finding him at 2 PM after playing in the snow.
 

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And you would think the three-year-old with less body mass would freeze or be subjected to hypothermia much sooner
 

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Good luck with that. In almost every case of widespread power loss, no matter what caused it, the laws are written to severely limit any power supplier's liability. Without this limitation everyone who ever lost power would be lining up to make claims for everything you can imagine from spoiled food to sickness/death. Class action suits would regularly bankrupt the generation/transmission companies.

This makes headlines today but will quickly fizzle as it works it's way thru the courts. The lawyer gets his names in the headlines today but will probably put in little serious effort and just go thru the motions (no pun intended) until it dies.
 

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Good luck with that. In almost every case of widespread power loss, no matter what caused it, the laws are written to severely limit any power supplier's liability. Without this limitation it everyone who ever lost power would be lining up to make claims for everything you can imagine from spoiled food to sickness/death. Class actions suits would regularly bankrupt the generation/transmission companies.

This makes headlines today but will quickly fizzle as it works it's way thru the courts. The lawyer gets his names in the headlines today but will probably put in little serious effort and just go thru the motions (no pun intended) until it dies.
Meanwhile the parents get fat stacks from crowd funding.
 

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so if you get stuck in the snow and die can i file against the car company and the plow company and the road maintanace...the list could be very long. might as well add the weather man/woman as well
 
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