Zeke Upshaw's mother is suing the National Basketball Association and the Detroit Pistons over her son's death, claiming the league and team should have been able to save the 26-year-old's life when he suddenly collapsed on court in March and later died from related health complications.
Attorney Ben Crump plans a press conference outside of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY to announce he is filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Upshaw's mother, Jewel Upshaw, he said in a statement on Facebook and Twitter.
Upshaw was playing in the final game of the National Basketball Association G League's regular season on March 24 when he collapsed on the floor during the final minute of the game.
The 26-year-old Upshaw collapsed during a game against the Long Island Nets on March 24. Upshaw's family claims no life saving measures were attempted.
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The lawsuit says Zeke Upshaw went without oxygen for 45 minutes, and a Spectrum Health Butterworth doctor determined he had approximately 20 percent of his brain functionality left when he arrived at the hospital. He died two days later.
"Had properly trained medical professionals administered expeditious and proper treatment, Zeke would still be alive". He was an unbelievable kid and young adult.
It lists eight steps the groups failed to take, including taking a complete and thorough medical history, using a defibrillator and performing CPR.
The NBA, The Detroit Pistons, The Grand Rapids Drive's owners and the Deltaplex Arena, where the game was held, are the defendants in the case. "These claims arise and stem from the sudden, tragic, and wholly preventable death of her son, Number 'O, ' Zeke Upshaw, as a direct result of the negligence of the Defendants named in this litigation".