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New lawsuit for woman who died at a Baylor fraternity party

by Adam Shear

WACO - The fraternity involved in the death of a Navarro College student in 2010 is being served with a lawsuit from that woman's parents.

Megan HeLal's parents filed the lawsuit on March 16, just two days before their statue of limitations would have been up on this case.

In March 2010 HeLal was taken to the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Emergency Room after her heart stopped from an arrhythmia issue.

Her autopsy states that the cause of her death was natural but HeLal's family lawyers say that expert testimony will prove that Megan was served too much alcohol at an unauthorized fraternity party.

The family now suing the Sigma Chi Fraternity's National Chapter, the fraternity's risk management foundation, the Baylor Sigma Chi Chapter, several members of that fraternity, and the owners of Mynar's Bar in West where the party was held.

Lawyers say that for the family though that is not just about bringing those involved to justice.

"They don't want this to happen to another family," said Linda Turley, Turley Law Firm"They don't want another mother and father to get that call early in the morning that their child is in the hospital clinging to life because they've been over served alcohol."

TABC's original investigation in June of 2010 found that five parties were involved in Megan's drinking, but the new lawsuit affects 11 parties.

An owner at Mynar's Bar Monday afternoon said she was surprised to hear about the lawsuit.

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