Personal Injury Attorney Pushes Las Vegas Resort to Fix "Death Ray" Before Injuries Occur

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Attorney William Pintas, condo owner at new Vdara resort, takes action to force property owners to fix problem in hotel design that channels sunlight into powerful beams of heat

As a personal injury attorney, I've seen how individual safety is often needlessly compromised and, unfortunately, it is usually after someone has already been hurt and they're calling me to represent them. This time I was able to stop it before it happened.

A Chicago-based personal injury attorney has attracted worldwide media attention for the past week, but not for his pursuit of litigation, but rather for the safety of others before they are injured.

William Pintas, partner in the Pintas & Mullins law firm, is pushing the developers of a new Las Vegas resort to correct a flaw in the design of the hotel that causes a convergence of light energy from the building's energy-efficient windows, converting the powerful Las Vegas sunlight into powerful beams of heat. The "death ray" -- a term coined by the Vdara's staff -- effectively increases temperatures in a moving zone near the swimming pool by at least 40 degrees.

"I was sitting there in a poolside chair recently when suddenly the hair and the top of my head were burning," said Pintas, a condo owner at the Vdara resort, a new property in the stylish City Center development in Las Vegas. "I started rubbing my head and it felt like some sort of chemical burn. I shifted around and suddenly the back of my legs started to burn, so I ran to a nearby umbrella but even that didn't provide me with any cover from these intense beams reflecting from the glass building."

Pintas investigated the cause of the problem and soon discovered that, because of an architectural flaw on the glass skyscraper, the sun's rays are being magnified and reflected onto an area of the pool, much like a magnifying glass, causing severe burns. His story has been shared with ABC News, NPR, CNN, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, BBC radio, and other national print and broadcast media outlets.

"I knew this was going to be a problem that would likely result in someone getting seriously injured if it wasn't quickly addressed, so I took swift action to bring it to the attention of the property developers," explained Pintas. "As a personal injury attorney, I've seen how individual safety is often needlessly compromised and, unfortunately, it is usually after someone has already been hurt and they're calling me to represent them. This time I was able to stop it before it happened."

The Pintas & Mullins law firm is no stranger to Las Vegas hotel litigation, including work for a client who developed Legionnaires Disease from a dirty air conditioning system. Their legal team has extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, products liability and wrongful death. By focusing on results, rather than what attracts the most notoriety, the firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients.

Pintas & Mullins represents injured men, women, and children in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the country. For more information, please call 800.310.2222 or go to http://www.pintas.com.

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