The family of a 22-year-old Long Island woman who died after collapsing in the locker room of her gym says the staff failed to take proper action when their daughter passed out. “Things were really starting to happen for her,” said Jeanine Hamlin, the mother of Emily Hamlin. “She was only 22, but her life was just cut off.”
As reported by NBC News, Emily Hamlin, of Central Islip, had gone to the Planet Fitness gym in Bay Shore, N.Y. to work out on the morning of Feb. 6, 2012. She later collapsed in the bathroom of the women’s locker room, and according to a lawsuit filed by her family, the front desk worker failed to respond right away. According to a sworn statement given by a witness, the male worker said “he didn’t know what to do and that he wasn’t allowed to go into the ladies’ bathroom.”
Security video obtained from inside the gym by Emily’s father, John Hamlin, paints a timeline of the events that morning. At 5:16 a.m., Stephanie Dick, a club member who heard Emily collapse in the bathroom stall, goes out to the front desk to ask for help. The worker does not leave his desk and does not pick up the phone.