Ambulance Delay Blamed for Infant's Death


 
 

Lee McGuire | | Tuesday, July 15, 2008


HOUSTON -- Dorcia Moore was taking care of her 7-week-old godson Jay on Friday. She said she tried to wake him from a nap just before noon, and that s when her hellish nightmare began.

I picked him up and I was saying 'Jay, Jay,' but he was like cold, stiff, said Moore.

She started CPR.

She and neighbors repeatedly called 911, according to Moore.

We all waited for 911, kept calling 911 and nobody responded. I had everyone help. I said you all call 911 so they can get here. They never made it, said Moore.

Click here to read more.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Communications and Dispatch, Leadership and Professionalism, Special Patients

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

The Evolution of Civilian High Threat Medical Guidelines

How mass killing events have proven a need for new guidelines.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Baltimore Man Rescued from Building Collapse

Rowhouse collapse traps a worker in the basement area.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

A Night with Wisconsin’s Busiest Medic Unit

Ride along one night with the paramedics of MED 5.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Patient Dies in West Virginia Ambulance Rollover

Marion County Rescue Squad crew is injured in collision.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rescue Volunteers in Syria

White Helmets group at work during fighting.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Boulder Pins Colorado Hiker

Wilderness EMS team frees trapped hiker.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

North Dakota Oilfield Medics

Tactics used in offshore platforms tailored to the remote areas.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >