A Kentucky paramedic who mistakenly pronounced a live patient dead is being sued by the victim’s husband for failing to render care that ultimately led to her death.
In April, 2014, Kristal Tygart , 46, was pronounced dead by Lincoln county medic Troy Cain. Cain, who never checked the victim’s pulse, requested that the coroner respond. It was the coroner ultimately determined that Tygart was still breathing some 40 minutes later. She later died.
Daniel Tygart, Kristal’s husband, is now suing Cain along with Stanford Emergency Medical Service and five other employees for wrongful death.