Cal State to Pay $39M to Student Who Suffered Heat Stroke

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Attorneys say California State University has reached a $39.5 million settlement with a former student who suffered a brain injury from heat stroke during a fitness class at the San Bernardino campus. Marissa Freeman sued Cal State claiming pain and suffering after she collapsed amid high temperatures in 2018. Cal State officials didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Freeman’s attorneys argued that Cal State employees had not received required training in heat illness prevention and treatment before the incident. In addition to the monetary settlement, the university system agreed to implement a policy for heat illness prevention.
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Cal State to Pay $39M to Student Who Suffered Heat Stroke

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