Family of Utah Little League player injured in bunk bed fall sues league, furniture company

PHILADELPHIA — A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling out of a bunk bed during last month’s Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital and his family is suing the league and company, who made the bed.

Easton Oliverson, 12, of St. George, Utah, suffered a fractured skull and bleeding in the brain in a fall August 15 at a players’ dorm in Williamsport. Since then, he’s had three surgeries and battled a staph infection, family attorney Ken Fulginiti said Tuesday.

“He does not feel good. The more recent development after a third craniotomy is seizures. It’s been a long road,” Fulginiti said. Easton was hospitalized in Pennsylvania and Utah before his release last week, the attorney said.

The negligence lawsuit that Jace and Nancy Oliverson filed in Philadelphia on Friday said there was no railing on the top bunk. Neither Little League International nor Savoy Contract Furniture of Williamsport immediately responded to messages seeking comment.

Easton, a pitcher and outfielder for the Snow Canyon team in Santa Clara, southwest Utah, fell asleep, Fulginiti said. The lawsuit seeks more than $50,000 for the boy’s care, along with punitive damages.

“They really appreciate the support they’ve received across the country,” Fulginiti said. “But they struggle to focus on family. They have two other children and that’s a lot.”

Jace Oliverson was an assistant coach on the baseball team, and Easton’s younger brother, Brogan, was an alternate to take his place after the fall. Snow Canyon was eliminated after two losses.

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Emma Bowman

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