A&M Dropped From Football Player's Wrongful Death Suit

Five and a half years after a Texas A&M football player died, there are new developments in a wrongful death lawsuit against Texas A&M.

The family of Brandon Fails has dropped the suit against Texas A&M, its trainers and athletic officials. Attorney Darrell Keith on Tuesday would not say why the lawsuit was dismissed other than the family voluntarily dismissed it.

According to Keith, Dr. Joe Paul Bramhall and Dr. Richard Smith, are still named in the suit which claims they failed to treat a blot clot in the 18-year-old's leg. However, Dr. Bramhall told News Three on Tuesday night that he has been released from the lawsuit.

Fails' parents settled this week with the Physicians Centre where Fails was treated, but Keith would not disclose the amount of the settlement.

A trial is set for later this month, but Keith expects that date to be pushed back.

Fails died November 25, 2002 after collapsing in his dorm room.

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