Party hostess blamed for young girl's death

By Ruel Reyes | Mar 8, 2016

CHICAGO — The estate of a young girl who died after collapsing at a party is suing the hostess, along with her doctor and a health care facility, alleging negligence and wrongful death. 

Monica Alexander, the special administrator for the estate of Krista Alexander, filed suit on Feb. 29 in Cook Circuit Court against Delphine Bridges, Dr. Jai D. Arya, Roseland Community Hospital Association, Roseland Community Hospital Development Corporation NFP and Roseland Community Hospital Foundation.

According to the suit, Krista Alexander attended a party in the basement of Bridges' home with 20 to 30 other 12-year-old girls on March 1, 2014. The girls allegedly complained numerous times to Bridges that the basement was too hot. Krista Alexander allegedly collapsed due to the excessive heat.

The suit alleges that Bridges was negligent in allowing the party to continue despite the excessive heat, lack of adult supervision and lack of fans, among other charges. The court documents also claim she failed to make proper attempts to resuscitate Krista Alexander after she collapsed.

The suit also alleges that Arya failed to properly diagnose  a heart condition in Krista Alexander while treating her before March 1, 2014. 

The plaintiff seeks compensation for an amount in excess of $50,000. She is represented by Patrick J. Condron of Susan E. Loggans & Associates, P.C. in Chicago.

Cook County Case number 2016L002124

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