The family of a Florida lawyer who had a heart attack while playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the property. David Jagolinzer stayed at the Wynn Las Vegas casino resort while visiting the Nevada gambling hub for a legal conference last spring.
Jagolinzer was slumped over the table for 15 minutes
He had a heart attack while playing cards at the casino on April 6. According to the legal filing, Jagolinzer was slumped over the table for 15 minutes as the blackjack dealer kept dealing out cards to one of the other players. Eventually, casino staff noticed the issue and attempted to use a defibrillator to revive the 48-year-old. The lawsuit alleges that the employees had no proper training for using such a device.
While Jagolinzer initially survived the heart attack, he passed away in October last year. The lawsuit, filed by the family last week, alleges that his ultimate death was linked to his Las Vegas cardiac arrest and that he might have survived had he received timely emergency treatment in April.
Wynn Resorts, the owner of the Wynn Las Vegas, is planning to fight the lawsuit. The operator asserts that the allegations are false.