BRADLEY, Calif. (CelebrityAccess) The family of a 20-year-old woman who died after attending California’s Lightning in a Bottle festival are suing promoter DoLab for not having qualified medical personnel on site.
The lawsuit claims Baylee Gatlin didn’t receive proper medical attention for hours after she became ill from possible drug use, according to City News Service. The San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office, which originally said that Gatlin died of an LSD overdose, amended its cause of death as multi-organ failure, hypothermia and dehydration, according to KSBW News. Other significant conditions contributing to her death were coagulopathy and “possible LSD intoxication.”
Gatlin attended the LiB festival for four days at Lake San Antonio. Friends said on May 27 Gatlin was “exhibiting an altered mental status” near the Thunder Stage and took her to the medical tent, according to Sheriff’s Det. Rory Linn. The medical staff began caring for her around 7 p.m. But an ambulance wasn’t called until 1:08 a.m. And she arrived at the hospital at 1:36 a.m. Linn said he searched Gatlin’s belongings and found methamphetamine, LLSD and marijuana. Investigators determined Gatlin “was a daily marijuana user and possibly used Adderall without a prescription.”
Gatlin’s family described her as a goal-oriented, positive person, a hard worker with a “beautiful smile” and who anted to travel and was preparing to transfer to Cal Poly, according to the Ventura County Star.
DoLab did not respond immediately to City News’ email seeking comment but released the following statement shortly after Gatlin’s death: “Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the woman who passed away at Twin Cities Hospital after attending Lightning in a Bottle this weekend. We ask that the LiB community keep her and her family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”