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Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Wrongful Death Of His Security Guard

Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Wrongful Death Of His Security Guard

Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Wrongful Death Of His Security Guard

Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Wrongful Death Of His Security Guard

The family of the security guard for Mark Zuckerberg who passed away from a heart attack after climbing a steep hill is suing the creator of Meta for wrongful death.

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When Rodney Medeiros, 70, was discovered working a shift at Mark Zuckerberg’s property at Kualoa Ranch in Kauai, Hawaii, he was discovered with his hand over his chest. He was taken to the hospital immediately but passed away that day.

On August 4, 2019, Medeiros was working at the base of a steep slope on Pilaa Beach when it began to rain, forcing him to climb the cliffside hill alone.

The security guard’s family claims that the heart attack he had after attempting to ascend the slope was so severe that it tore a hole in his heart and caused him to begin bleeding out.

Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Wrongful Death Of His Security Guard

Following Medeiros’ unfortunate death, Zuckerberg’s security manager approached his family and offered them money to cover burial costs. They said no.

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But the following morning, they were presented with a $7,500 check marked “provided by Mark [Zuckerberg] and Priscilla [Chan]” as a contribution.

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The family is now suing the Zuckerberg-owned company, Pila Land LLC, for negligence and wrongful death.

Ziba Medeiros, Rodney’s daughter, told Hawaii News Now: ‘It’s $7,500 for our father’s life. Is this supposed to make it OK?’

‘When he had that heart attack, it ripped a hole in his heart so he was bleeding out.’

Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Wrongful Death Of His Security Guard

Because of the intensity of the rain, staff was not able to pick up Medeiros via ground transport. He was found leaning against a tree holding his chest, just hours before he died.

Routinely, the retired sugar cane worker would be taken down the hill on a four-wheeler and would be brought back up the same way.

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Medeiros’ heartbroken daughter said: ‘They would take him with a Kawasaki Mule and drive him to his post.

‘And then when his shift was over, they would go down and pick him up and bring him back up.’

A spokesperson for Zuckerberg’s family, Ben LaBolt, said on-site medic support was provided to Medeiros, who was transported to Wilcox Hospital.

Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Wrongful Death Of His Security Guard

The hospital’s cardiologist added that Medeiros’ heart attack was because of ‘the physical stress of climbing the hill was a substantial factor that caused the acute event.’

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Michael Green, an attorney representing the Medeiros family, said it would have cost the ranch $1,000 to upgrade the tires on the four-wheelers that would have transported him to the top of the hill.

‘It didn’t need to happen,’ Green said. ‘(He) wouldn’t have had to walk.’


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