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Frat alcohol-related teen death

A Rutgers University student has died after attending a small gathering at a fraternity house.

The death of 19-year-old sophomore, Caitlyn Kovacs according to authorities may be alcohol-related.

They said Kovacs was at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house in New Brunswick when she appeared to be in distress around 3 a.m. Sunday. Some friends took her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Kovacs was a student in the university’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, majoring in animal sciences.

In a statement posted late Sunday morning, Rutgers President Robert Barchi called Kovacs death “a tragic loss to her family, her friends, and the entire Rutgers community.” He said counseling would be made available Sunday at two campus sites for those dealing with their grief.

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking, especially heavy drinking and frequent heavy drinking is associated with negative consequences.

Alcohol Poisoning Resulting In Death

New York Wrongful Death Attorneys in New York, Ajlouny Injury Law have represented surviving family members involving cases of alcohol poisoning. These effects can be acute and result from a single episode of alcohol-impaired functioning – unintentional injury or death.

There are some cases of alcohol poisoning where someones irresponsible negligent behavior contributed to the serve intoxication of the victim.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) In 2010, there were approximately 189,000 emergency rooms visits by persons under age 21 for injuries and other conditions linked to alcohol.

This unfortunate accident has cost a young teenage girl her life. If you have lost someone in a similar tragic alcohol poising death contact the New York wrongful death lawyers of Ajlouny Injury Law at 800-535-5029.

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