Tag Archives: American Medical Response

Massachusetts Suit Alleges Response to Fatal Stabbing Was Too Slow

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

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Can a Firefighter Violate a Person’s Fourth Amendment Rights?

Today’s burning question: I know that police can violate a person’s Fourth Amendment rights by conducting a search without a warrant, but can a firefighter? Answer: The 4th Amendment is not limited to police officers but applies to searches by government. I know we don’t think of ourselves this way, but firefighters are governmental agents and thus the 4th Amendment does apply to us.

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Las Vegas Fire Facing Two Federal Court Wrongful Death Suits Over EMS Response

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is facing two federal lawsuits alleging the city’s EMS dispatch policy was responsible for the deaths of two victims in 2014. The suits were brought on behalf of John Benjamin Kraai and Brandon Charles Pickford and allege substantially the same thing: the failure to dispatch American Medical Response (AMR) units in both instances led to their deaths.

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AMR Hit For $1.5 Million Over Dropped Patient

A Massachusetts jury has handed American Medical Response a $1.5 million verdict in a wrongful death suit filed by the family of a woman who struck her head when her stretcher tipped over in 2009. Barbara Grimes was being transported back from dialysis in January 2009 when her stretcher tipped throwing her to the ground striking her head.

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Connecticut Paramedic Facing Rape Charges

A Connecticut paramedic is facing felony rape charges after a patient alleged she was sexually assaulted during a transport. Paramedic Mark Powell, 49, turned himself in to police yesterday. The incident allegedly occurred at 3:00 am on Christmas morning. A ...

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