Soap Star Blames Social Worker for Drowning

     LAS VEGAS (CN) – Actress Hunter Tylo filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a social worker whom she blamed for her 19-year-old son’s 2007 drowning death. The “Bold and the Beautiful” actress says Shanna Downing of Horizon Family Therapy & Wellness advised her son, Michael Edward Tylo, to stop taking his seizure medication, which caused the young man to have a seizure and drown in a family pool.




     Downing allegedly told the Tylo family that their son’s seizures were “due to the stress he was experiencing due to his parents break-up,” and “once the stress was eliminated… his seizures would disappear,” according to the lawsuit filed in Clark County Court.
     “That the care, advice and treatment rendered … caused (Michael’s) seizures to continue and lead to his untimely death,” the lawsuit states.
     The young man drowned in a family pool in Henderson on Oct. 18, 2007.
     This is Tylo’s second lawsuit against Downing and the Horizon Family Therapy & Wellness Center. In 2008, she tried unsuccessfully to amend a 2006 lawsuit to include a wrongful death claim.
     Tylo is represented by Robert Eglet with Mainor Eglet.

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