Wrongful Death with Assisted Living Facility ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wrongful Death with Assisted Living Facility

Woods Services, a facility that provides residential, educational and vocational supports for children and adults with special needs, is facing a wrongful death situation after one of its residents with severe autism was left inside a van parked at the facility for over five hours resulting in his death. “20-year-old,Brian Nevins, of Queens, New York, died of hyperthermia after he and several others from the center returned from a trip to the Sesame Place theme park, according to Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell.” According to reports, a male counselor escorted two clients to their residences after they returned from the trip. The second counselor took one client back to the residence but left Nevins behind. Nevins was seated in the far rear seat of the van. Temperatures Saturday reached 97 degrees. The heat index for the area reached triple digits.

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