"Queen of Snapchat" Katie May died after a routine neck manipulation by a chiropractor. The coroner's report listed the death as accidental, but May's estate is threatening a wrongful death suit unless the chiropractor coughs up a seven-figure settlement.
In January, May suffered a stroke and subsequently died from an artery torn during the kind of neck cracking performed all the time by chiropractors. It could have happened to anyone.
Now, TMZ reports May's estate is looking to hold her chiropractor responsible.
May's estate's lawyer Ronald Richards acknowledges the coroner already deemed the death as "accidental," but is threatening a wrongful death lawsuit because when someone dies at the hands of a licensed professional, "there are some consequences."
True to scary-lawyer fashion, Richards has offered a way for the Chiro to avoid a "messy" (read: costly) lawsuit: by paying out a settlement. Richards is asking for an amount in the "low seven figures," which is intended create a college fund for May's 7-year-old daughter, Mia.
Damn. College is getting really expensive.