Lawsuit over Drive player’s death settled

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A lawsuit filed by the mother of Grand Rapids Drive player who died after collapsing on the court has been settled.

Jewel Upshaw filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NBA and Detroit Pistons in May, a few weeks after her son Zeke Upshaw collapsed during a game last March and died after sudden cardiac arrest.

The lawsuit alleged the defendants were at fault for his death because they didn’t start CPR or using a defibrillator right away.

Court documents show the suit was settled on Wednesday. Details on the settlement weren’t included.

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  • Nurse dude

    Yep looking for a quick way to get cash. I would think that they would have done CPR right away and AED would have been used.

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