Residents sue senior living home management for negligence due to fire

A lawsuit was filed in Bexar County, Texas on Tuesday, January 6 against Belmar Texas LLC, Wedgwood Senior Apartments, Entrada Management Services, Inc., and manager Mandy Williams by 24 residents of the Wedgwood Senior Living high-rise in Castle Hills.

The plaintiffs claimed that it was the defendants’ negligence that caused the Dec. 28, 2014 fire that resulted in the death of five residents.

The residents also filed a request for a temporary restraining order in a bid to “immediately deter defendants from alerting, repairing, moving, modifying, damaging, destroying, conveying, transferring, or in any way, changing the condition of any material evidence”.

The temporary restraining order was signed on Tuesday by State District Judge John Gabriel and scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, January 27 to determine if the restraining order should further be extended.

Attorneys James Perrin and Paula Wyatt, in their lawsuit, plaintiffs were not readily informed of the fire and thus did not have the chance or opportunity to escape the premises without sustaining injuries to their persons.

There have been times when nursing and assisted living facilities have failed to provide adequate care to its residents. In instances like this, one can call on the help of our attorneys at Hotze Runkle, PLLC in Texas by calling our offices at (877) 919-0830.