The family of a woman who was murdered during a stabbing rampage in a small Massachusetts community in 2016, is suing the community and American Medical Response alleging responders from both entities failed to promptly arrive at the scene.
Patricia Slavin, 80, died on May 10, 2016 after being stabbed by Arthur DeRosa. DeRosa crashed his vehicle outside Slavin’s home in Taunton, then enter the home and repeatedly stabbed her and her daughter. He then went on a stabbing rampage at a local shopping mall.
The lawsuit alleges that everyone from dispatchers, police, firefighters and an ambulance from AMR failed to promptly arrived at Slavin’s home in time to save her life.