Father accuses the West Virginia brotherhood after his son, 22, sustained brain damage as he fell down the stairs at a party and posed for selfies and threw ketchup on him before they threw 911
- David Rusko, 22, became paralyzed when he kicked out on a Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat party in November 2018
- Fellow partygoers left the University student of the University of West Virginia unconscious for two hours before calling an ambulance
- Rusko & # 39; s father has now filed a lawsuit against the brotherhood, accusing them of violating college rules as well as their own code of conduct
- Rusko has brain damage and now requires 24-hour nursing
- His father asks for compensation for medical care and for compensation
The father of a student at the University of West Virginia sues a student house after his son suffered brain damage during one of his parties.
David Rusko Sr. filed the trial on Wednesday, eight months after 22-year-old David Rusko Jr. had remained paralyzed when he fell down the stairs during a Sigma Alpha Epsilon meeting.
The suit says fraternity brothers posed with Rusko Jr.'s unconscious body, sprayed ketchup on him and placed photos on social media instead of greeting an ambulance.
By the time 911 was mentioned two hours later, the college senior was allegedly bleeding from the nose, foaming at the mouth, and his brain not receiving enough oxygen.
Rusko Jr., who is from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, is now permanently paralyzed and needs 24-hour nursing. His father seeks compensation for lifelong medical care.
The lawsuit alleges Sigma Alpha Epsilo & # 39; repeated repeatedly & # 39; university rules and its own code of conduct by offering alcohol to minors and retaining unregistered social functions.
David Rusko Jr. became permanently paralyzed when he kicked out at a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity party last November
The lawsuit alleges Sigma Alpha Epsilo & # 39; repeated repeatedly & # 39; university rules and its own code of conduct by offering alcohol to minors and holding unregistered social functions
According to CBS 42, the suit claims that the frat house had unsafe conditions including & # 39; including steep, narrow staircases without handrail & # 39 ;.
In addition to the fraternity, the lawsuit mentions more than a dozen students and the frat's housemother as defendants.
The tragic incident with Rusko Jr. took place on the evening of November 10, 2018.
The financial major rushed down the stairs and fell unconscious.
His fellow club members did not take immediate action, reportedly waiting two hours to call an ambulance.
After the authorities were finally called, Rusko Jr. rushed to the Ruby Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The school felt compelled to issue individual interim suspensions and postpone the entire SAE chapter after the incident.
& # 39; We are a family here at West Virginia University. "I am deeply disappointed with the apparent actions and inactivity of these students and the decisions that have been made," said Dean of Students Corey Farris at the time.
A vigil was held for Rusko at the school on November 12 when he was in the hospital. He is now paralyzed and needs 24-hour care
A vigil was held for Rusko at the school on November 12 and he stayed in the hospital with injuries.
Meanwhile, the Greek fraternity system was a problem for West Virginia University.
President Gordon Gee cracked on behavior at the university after a Nolan Burch, an 18-year-old freshman, died in 2014 after a fraternity hazing incident where he nearly drank a whole bottle of alcohol and became unconscious, according to WKBW.
Rusko was a financial professor in his final year at West Virginia University. He is depicted as the second from the right
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