There has been a lawsuit filed in the death of a teenage bull rider in a Joliet, Illinois rodeo venue, La Herradura De Joliet.
The lawsuit was filed September 23 in Will County Circuit Court against La Herradura de Joliet.
The rider, Jose Gonzalez, died three days after being thrown from a bull and suffering a head injury.
An excerpt from the September 23, 2014 Joliet Patch article titled “Dead Bull Rider’s Dad Sues Rodeo“:
Jose Gonzalez was thrown from the bull and hit his head while the animal “continued bucking aggressively,” the suit.
There were no medical personnel at the venue, the suit said, so La Herradura employees “dragged (Jose Gonzalez) to a pole barn” and left him there for at least 45 minutes before calling for help.
He died three days later, the suit said, “after entering a permanent vegetative state.”
The lawsuit seeks damages for the alleged negligence in failing to provide medical attention.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois personal injury lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article seen above, as well as the September 26 Courthouse News Service article titled “Father Sues Rodeo for Son’s Death.”
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