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Lawsuit against Travis Scott, others settled with family of 21-year-old sufferer, Attorney Buzbee says

HOUSTON – Attorney Tony Buzbee introduced Thursday that at the very least one of the lawsuits filed against rapper Travis Scott, Live Nation and others concerned within the Astroworld tragedy have settled.

Buzbee filed the lawsuit on Nov. 16, 2021 on behalf of greater than 120 purchasers, together with 21-year-old Axel Acosta, who died on the pageant. He mentioned the family of Acosta has reached a settlement and the phrases are confidential.

Buzbee launched the next assertion to KPRC 2:

The Buzbee Law Firm introduced immediately that the claims introduced by the family of Axel Acosta against Travis Scott, Live Nation, and others concerned within the Astroworld tragedy have settled. The phrases are confidential. Victim Axel Acosta was a beloved son, brother, and scholar. He was form and loving. He is enormously missed. Please hold his family in your prayers.

Acosta’s father, Edgar Acosta, mentioned he discovered about his son’s demise by the Internet after making an attempt to contact legislation enforcement businesses in Houston, based on Buzbee.

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Buzbee talked about that Edgar known as every hospital within the space, Houston-area authorities, and the health workers’ office. He was instructed his son’s title was not on the record of recognized victims.

It was when Edgar and his family discovered a photograph of his son transferring across the web that they had been in a position to find it.

A medical expert listed Axel’s demise as “compression asphyxia.”

Tony Buzbee launched the next assertion relating to the Medical Examiner findings:

“Today Harris County released the cause of death of Axel Acosta, one of the ten victims who died at the Astroworld concert. Axel’s cause of death is listed as “compression asphyxia.” The report confirms what the family already knew, which is that Axel was crushed and killed that night time by the gang, by no fault of his personal. It can be vital to notice that Axel’s blood contained completely no intoxicants or different like substances. Now that we’ve obtained the official outcomes, I wish to say to our police chief: Shame on you. Shame on you for perpetuating and giving credence to a foolish rumor that folks had been being injected on the live performance. In doing so, you added extra ache to an already unbearably painful state of affairs for Axel’s family. Axel Acosta’s family seems ahead now to current their case in court docket, in entrance of a jury, within the hopes that every one these accountable are held legally accountable, and {that a} preventable tragedy like this by no means occurs once more.”

READ: Cause of demise for all 10 Astroworld Festival victims launched

Officials mentioned there have been about 50,000 individuals in attendance on the pageant through the time of the incident.

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