Aug 21 2013, 10:41pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
More specifically, it is a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kimberly Chartier whose husband, Jeffrey, died after suffering a heart attack in Gillette Stadium in 2010, per the Associated Press via the Portland Press Herald.
Jeffrey Chartier was 40 years old when he confronted a Gillette Stadium security guard. Chartier's is six-year-old son Tedy was invited onto the field approximately an hour and a half before the game by two NFL officials. However, the guard insisted he did not have the proper credentials.
After the 15-minute confrontation, Chartier went back to his seat and then slumped over. He was unable to respond and was eventually taken to a local hospital, where he died.
"Jeff Chartier died as a result of cardiac arrest that was precipitated by agitation and stress caused by an interaction with a security guard at Gillette Stadium who inappropriately and unnecessarily confronted Jeff Chartier and his son Tedy in a harsh, unprofessional, confrontational, disrespectful and antagonistic manner."
According to the FindLaw.com website, the lawsuit is still valid even though the incident occurred in 2010 because "it is within Massachusetts three-year limit on civil suits for personal injury."
Furthermore, a crucial point of analysis would be "whether the defendants' actions or inaction could have foreseeably caused her husband to suffer a heart attack," per the website.
Edholm also adds the Patriots paid tribute to Chartier two weeks later by holding a moment of silence at their next home game. They also donated a Tom Brady jersey for auction to raise funds for his family.
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