- 11 May 22
At least 732 victims needed "extensive medical treatment".
The attorney for the Astroworld victims now says that over 4,900 people were injured and 732 victims were left needing “extensive medical treatment” at the event in November 2021.
During the first night of the 2021 Astroworld Festival, a music event founded by American rapper Travis Scott, a fatal crowd crush occurred which ultimately killed ten people aged between 9 and 27.
When the litigation regarding the tragedy was combined into a single large lawsuit, the attorneys involved listed 387 separate cases, with estimates of roughly 2,800 alleged victims, however, “tag-along” cases were expected and new claims were being filed nearly every day.
Now, it appears that the number of people who have made claims in the case has skyrocketed.
A new filing on Monday listed 4,932 total alleged victims. In addition to 10 people who died, the new filing said 732 claims have been filed by people who needed “extensive medical treatment” and 1,649 who needed less extensive care. Another 2,540 were listed as “other,” meaning the extent of their injuries was still being reviewed.
The filing came from Jason Itkin, Richard Mithoff, and Sean Roberts, three attorneys who have been appointed so-called liaison counsel for the plaintiffs, to coordinate the many lawyers, law firms, and victims involved in the case.
However, it’s unclear whether this figure accounts for those who have suffered mental and emotional harm, like post-traumatic stress.
Both event promoter Live Nation and Scott are facing billions in potential liability over the incident at the Houston festival
The cases accuse Astroworld’s organizers of being legally negligent in how they planned and conducted the event, resulting in one of the deadliest concert disasters in history.