Criminal Charges Filed in Bucks County Hyperthermic Death

Yesterday, we posted a wrongful death blog about the tragic, hyperthermic death of Bryan Nevins at the Woods Services care center in Langhorne, PA. At this time yesterday, it was unclear whether charges would be pressed against any person or persons responsibile for the care of 20 year old , severly autisitic Bryan Nevins. Last night, Stacey Strauss turned herself in to Middletown Police, was arraigned, and was charged with fatally neglecting Bryan Nevins. Her bail was set at $50,000. Strauss' official charge was "neglect of a care-dependant person," a first degree felony that carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. She … [Read more...]

Will parents sue for Wrongful Death in Langhorne, PA?

On July 24, 2010, Bryan Nevins (20), a severely autistic young man, died of hyperthermia after being left in the back of a van during a record setting heatwave. He was a resident at Woods Services in Langhorne, PA, and was found hours after returning from a group trip to Sesame Place. District Attorney David Heckler has not yet decided whether or not to prosecute Nevins' caretaker for negligence, or if this was simply an accident. Nevins' parents live in New York, but have said that despite his age, he has the mental capacity of a two year old. The question on prosecutors' minds is whether this is a case of negligence at a care center … [Read more...]