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Jerome García December 18, 2023 2 min read
Wynn Resort Sued by Family of Woman Who Collapsed at Slot and Died
A now passed away woman’s family is suing Wynn Las Vegas over lack of timely intervention in the case of the patron who played and collapsed at a slot, leading to her death
The Wynn Las Vegas patron’s family is now stepping in to demand what they insist is justice. In their allegations, the family of Billie Sakkab, 74, insists that there was a lack of proper intervention on behalf of the casino. A lawsuit has been filed with the Clark County District Court, with the family represented by Christian Morris Trial Attorneys.
Unfortunate Accident at Wynn Sets Family on Quest for Truth
Sakkab was playing slots on her own during Wynn’s Super Bowl on February 13, 2022, when she went into cardiac arrest. The plaintiffs allege that Wynn employees were not sufficiently trained nor intervened in time to prevent the occurrence with a portable automated external defibrillator.
Las Vegas Review-Journal, which obtained a copy of the lawsuit and did the original reporting, confirms that the plaintiffs allege a number of oversights on the part of the resort, including negligent hiring, training, retention, and supervision. The lawsuit alleges negligent security, gross negligence, and not least wrongful death.
Sakkab passed out at the slot machines, with the plaintiffs arguing that none of the Wynn employees were able to assess her situation and intervene to save her life, pointing to the lack of sufficient training.
Wynn did not prepare adequately for such medical emergencies, and the lawsuit added, ignored the fact that there would be an increased guest presence on the gaming floor, which could lead to an emergency of this sort.
Wynn Resorts employees only called 911 at 5:54 pm, although it’s not immediately clear when Sakkab passed away in the first place. It took six minutes for the Clark County Fire Department and another nine minutes for the Medic West ambulance to arrive on-site.
Sakkab, however, died at 6:47 pm. The lawsuit is spearheaded by a number of family members, including Sakkab’s widower, Nabil Y. Sakkab Sr., as well as Nabil Sakkab, Nabil Sakkab Jr. and Tiffany Pond.
A Wynn spokesperson was cited by the Review-Journal, with the person saying that Wynn would present the facts about the unfortunate accident and ensure transparency in the matter.