Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
The Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys at the law firm of Bernstein & Poisson represent clients who have been injured and families of people who have been killed because of negligence, recklessness and intentional conduct. The firm hereby announces that it has filed a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit against an assisted living facility because of its alleged negligence in failing to oversee a person who was killed in a fall. This lawsuit seeks compensatory damages and special damages given the circumstances that surround this legal claim.
Specifically, this Nevada wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Clark County, Nevada and it was assigned a case number of A626810. The defendant in the case is College Park Rehabilitation Center and the plaintiff is the administrator of the estate of the person who was killed in the incident that led to the filing of this lawsuit.
The court documents allege that the decedent was admitted to the assisted living facility because she was a fall risk and she needed to be carefully watched. The documents state that the facility acknowledged that the decedent was a fall risk and that oversight was necessary for this reason. Unfortunately, on October 25, 2010, the decedent was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead after falling out of her allegedly unsecured bed.
In addition to the complaint, the court documents contained an exhibit that involved a written statement from a medical expert that stated that, in her opinion, the medical records for the decedent indicated that the defendant facility had been negligent by failing to make use of the side guardrails that were available on the decedent’s bed. The defendant facility then filed documents that denied these allegations. The Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson are seeking compensatory and special damages in this ongoing legal claim.
About Bernstein & Poisson
Bernstein & Poisson is a Las Vegas law firm comprised of Las Vegas personal injury lawyers who represent clients who have been injured because of negligent, reckless or intentional actions of others. The attorneys at the firm handle personal injury matters that include wrongful death, auto accidents, dog bite attacks, bad faith insurance, premises liability, sexual abuse, nursing home neglect and abuse and several other types of legal matters where a client has been wrongfully injured by the actions of others.