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File #: 21-832   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/2/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/15/2021 Final action:
Title: Approve a settlement in the matter of consolidated District Court Cases A-15-717224-C and A-15-717233-C, entitled Ho Kyong Wilson vs. Clark County Nevada d/b/a University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, et al.; and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute any necessary settlement documents. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Settlement Agreement and Release
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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

Board of Hospital Trustees

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

Mason VanHouweling, Chief Executive Officer

Recommendation: 

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Approve a settlement in the matter of consolidated District Court Cases A-15-717224-C and A-15-717233-C, entitled Ho Kyong Wilson vs. Clark County Nevada d/b/a University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, et al.; and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute any necessary settlement documents.  (For possible action)

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FISCAL IMPACT:

Fund #:

7640.000

Fund Name:

UMC Malpractice and Liability Fund

Fund Center:

3000867500

Funded PGM/Grant:

N/A

Amount:

$75,000.00

Description:

N/A

Additional Comments:

N/A

 

BACKGROUND: 

Plaintiff Ho Kyong Wilson filed two (2) separate actions in Clark County District Court on April 20, 2015, against Clark County Nevada d/b/a University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (“UMC”) and the following Co-Defendants:  an independent physician not employed by UMC; the independent physician’s professional corporation; and a physicians group who is associated with the independent physician.  The two (2) separate actions were consolidated into one (1) action, and a medical equipment manufacturer was subsequently named as a Co-Defendant.

In order to resolve the consolidated District Court actions as they pertain to UMC, UMC seeks approval to settle both matters for the total amount of Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00), inclusive of all attorney’s fees and costs, with no admission of wrongdoing, and to mitigate the unknown costs of protracted litigation.  The settlement is recommended by UMC Administration, UMC retained litigation counsel, and UMC’s Office of General Counsel.