Lawsuit: ADT didn't alert officers to alarms for Kansas fire

Wrongful death lawsuit filed

July 13, 2018 - 9:11 pm

A lawsuit alleges that security services company ADT received alarms at a burning Topeka home with a woman inside but didn't alert authorities about the deadly fire.

The Kansas City Star reports that the wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of Elizabeth Frost's child. Frost died of carbon monoxide poisoning from inhaling smoke and soot inside her burning home August 2016.

The lawsuit says ADT received two alarms regarding the fire. But the lawsuit says the company didn't alert officers and cleared the incident about an hour before city employees noticed the fire and alerted responders, who pulled Frost's body from the home.

The suit accuses ADT of negligence, fraud, deception and breaching the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

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