Tag Archives: refusal AMA

Dallas Fire Sued Over Death of Intoxicated Man in Police Custody

Two firefighters from Dallas Fire Rescue have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died while in police custody. Juan Segovia died on June 30, 2019 after being found unresponsive and transported by Dallas Police to the City Detention Center, referred to in the complaint as the “drunk tank.”

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New Mexico Overdose Case Headed Back to State Court

A lawsuit filed over the overdose death of a NM man who died after refusing aid has been remanded back to state court where the case began. The facts of the case raise important questions about refusals against medical advice. However, the ruling is nothing short of tortuous to read, through no fault of the judge who wrote it.

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Refusal AMA Forms in Foreign Languages

Today’s burning question: Could a medic who fails to obtain an informed refusal from a patient who does not speak English be liable? Could the fire department be held liable for not providing refusal forms in other languages?

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LA County Settles EMS Claim for $250k

The County of Los Angeles has settled a negligence claim filed by the family of a 17 year old victim who was allowed to decline aid, but later lapsed into a vegetative coma where he has remained for over two ...

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