Family sues ‘Lightning in a Bottle’ festival over death of 20 yr-old daughter

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The Do Lab promoting company and an outside medical contractor are being sued over the death of an attendee at last years Lightning in a Bottle music festival.

During last years festival, 20 year-old Baylee Gatlin became ill during the event and later was pronounced dead of “acute LSD toxicity.” The lawsuit suggests that the festival was unprepared and lacked qualified medical personnel on site. It also states that Gatlin wasn’t treated for hours after she became ill.

“Her death could have been prevented, they could have had medical services for her, and they didn’t. And they could have had sensible people working in what was supposed to be the triage or medical and apparently they didn’t.”

Her original cause of death was determined “acute LSD toxicity” by Dr. Gary Walter, a coroner formerly working for local sheriff’s office. After further investigation, the cause was later ruled multi-organ failure showing hyperthermia and dehydration. These complications led to coagulopathy with LSD intoxication.

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