Electric Daisy Carnival Hit With Lawsuit After 2015 Death

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The parents of a 24-year-old man who died of a drug overdose at the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival are now suing Insomniac Events and Live Nation, the festival’s promoters.

The parents of Nicholas Austin Tom, a UC Irvine graduate who collapsed at the Las Vegas concert after taking ecstasy, allege that the festival did not train staff properly and had inadequate medical resources for attendees, according to the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit claims that after it took 30 minutes for festival-goers to carry Tom to a medical tent, the said tent was empty and the crew did not have proper medical training.


The lawsuit comes just days after a 34-year-old man, whose cause of death is currently unknown, died at this weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. According to Billboard nearly 1,000 people sought medical treatment at the 2017 festival. “It is with great sadness that we send our thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of the man who passed away after the festival had ended.” Insomniac Events responded in a statement encouraging attendees to take advantage of their “roaming medical personnel” at events.

According to the LA Times, at the time of his death Tom was the fifth person to die at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas since it moved from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2011.

Jezebel has reached out to Insomniac Events for comment on the lawsuit and will update this post when they respond.

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