First news of 40,000 exposed to Hepatitis in Vegas and now authorities are reporting discovering what appears to be Ricin in a hotel. What’s up in Vegas? Reminds me of an art exhibit I recently saw (still on display at the Barrick Museum there) that depicts scenes of apocalypse and absurdity with Vegas as the backdrop.
According to Yahoo News, Ricin is made from the waste left over from processing castor beans, and can be extremely lethal. As little as 500 micrograms, or about the size of the head of a pin, can kill a human, according to the CDC.
I’ll be back within a few hours with my update on the Hepatitis case and back later today with my blog about why that case illustrates what an unmitigated disaster tort reform’s been for the citizens of Nevada.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.