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Sep 17, 2013 10:34 PM by Mike Manzoni -- mmanzoni@kristv.com

Ant Bite Victim's Family Hires Well-Known Attorney

CORPUS CHRISTI -- The family of Cameron Espinosa, the Haas Middle School student who died after having a severe allergic reaction to fire ant bites, has hired a well-known attorney to investigate the incident and look into who might be liable.

Espinosa, 13, was attacked by several fire ants during a football game Sept. 11. He was in critical condition and on life support for five days before he died early Monday morning.

Thomas J. Henry, the attorney the Espinosa family has hired, said he plans to investigate what happened, and who might be responsible. While he has not yet filed a lawsuit, he said he has concerns about what happened immediately after the ant attack.

"We know that there was not EMS on the scene according to some of the information I've collected for 20 to 25 minutes, and that's an issue."

Henry also said he wants to know why the ants were even on the field in the first place, and if the school district knew about the problem.

He said he will decide what to do next after gathering information and reviewing any school district policies that might be applicable.

The school district declined comment on possible pending litigation.

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