Nov 2015

Nevada: Prangle and Bemis Successfully Defend Hospital Against $1 Million Lawsuit Following a Fall in the Hospital's Bathroom

In November 2015, partners Mike Prangle and John Bemis received a not guilty verdict on behalf of their client, a Las Vegas hospital. Plaintiff was seeking in excess of $1 million as a result of back pain following a fall in a public bathroom within the hospital. Plaintiff claimed the hospital was negligent in failing to timely inspect the bathroom and in failing to discover the presence of spilled water on the floor. After a six-day trial, the jury concluded that there was no negligence, ruling in favor of the defendant.