Rafting Center Settles Suit Over Brain-Eating-Amoeba Death

By Y. Peter Kang (April 18, 2019, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A wrongful death suit accusing a whitewater rafting facility in North Carolina and others of causing an Ohio woman's death after she contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba has been settled, according to documents filed in North Carolina federal court.

James Seitz, the administrator of his daughter Lauren Seitz's estate, agreed to settle a suit accusing U.S. National Whitewater Center, architectural design firm Liquid Design PC and engineering firm Recreation Engineering and Planning Inc. of negligently designing and maintaining the outdoor recreation facility, according to a Tuesday court filing.

The suit claims that because of the defendants' negligence, Lauren Seitz, 18, died...

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