A lawsuit has been filed against the Southern Nevada Health Department, formally Clark County Health District.
The suit accuses the department of negligence, conspiracy, malicious conduct and intentional acts resulting in mold poisoning from the health district building on Shadow Lane in Las Vegas.
The suit claims a husband of one of the plaintiffs was poisoned by mold in 2007 and died of his injuries while working at the health district. His widow and other plaintiffs claim to be the victims of cross-contamination.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs say they are considering a class action lawsuit because others may have been affected. The health district tells Eyewitness News it's not able to comment at this time because it's pending litigation.
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.