The family of a 10-year-old boy who died during a baseball game is preparing to file a lawsuit against the town of Hempstead.
Lazar Rapenna’s father, Greg Rapenna, filed a notice of claim against the town on Monday, which could soon lead to a lawsuit.
Lazar Rapenna died of a stroke during a baseball game at Point Lookout Park.
Greg LaPenna claims that the park and ambulance that treated his son failed to provide the equipment and training that could have saved the boy’s life.
The main failure of this claim was that the town of Hempstead did not maintain a functioning automated external defibrillator, which the Lapenas’ lawyers said was a legally required piece of equipment. says.
Attorney Evan E. Richards said:
Richards continued, “Greg also wants all baseball fields and other types of stadiums and fields to have defibrillators as required by New York law.”
LaPenna seeks $10 million in damages in this claim.