The Maher Law Firm has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against the Hillsborough
County School District and Hillsborough County School Board on behalf
of the estate of Keith Coty.
Keith died from a brain hemorrhage, which he suffered while under the care
and supervision of the teachers and staff of Seminole Heights Elementary
School, on January 17, 2014, at the age of 6. Keith was a principal's
honor roll student in the first grade at the time of his death.
The lawsuit alleges that the Hillsborough County public school system has
engaged in a pattern and practice of acts and omissions that are shocking
to the conscience and constitute deliberate indifference to the safety
of its students.
In this instance, the lawsuit alleges that Keith died after school officials
failed to make a timely 911 call and to take other critical steps in response
to his medical emergency.
Dan Cotter and
Melissa Powers of The Maher Law Firm are representing the estate of Keith Coty.
Keith's mother, Kaycee Teets, joined our law firm in holding a press
conference on Friday, January 16, 2015, to announce the filing of the
lawsuit. Several media outlets covered the press conference and have reported
on the case.
Please read our
press release and links to media coverage below:
For more information, please contact The Maher Law Firm at (866) 334-6326
or directly contact Steve Maher at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Cotter at