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File #: 21-833   
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 District Court Case No. A-19-802613-C, entitled Hernandez vs. University Medical Center, et al.; and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute any necessary settlement documents. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report
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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 District Court Case No. A-19-802613-C, entitled Hernandez vs. University Medical Center, 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 Juan Carlos Hernandez, as the natural parent and guardian of Juan Mateo Hernandez (collectively, “Plaintiff”), commenced a professional negligence action in Clark County District Court on September 26, 2019, against University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (“UMC”) and a nurse employed by UMC. 

In order to resolve the District Court action against UMC and the nurse, UMC seeks approval to settle this action 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.