California Jury Rules in Favor of Providers in Lawsuit

The jury found no negligence in the suit that alleged Bakersfield and Hall providers failed to quickly transport a stroke victim


 
 

STEVEN MAYER, The Bakersfield Californian | | Friday, December 14, 2012


 

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A jury has sided with the city of Bakersfield and Hall Ambulance in a $25 million lawsuit alleging police and emergency medical workers failed to quickly transport a Bakersfield physician to the hospital after he suffered a stroke and crashed his car in 2007.

After only about six hours of deliberations, the nine women and three men on the Kern County Superior Court jury unanimously found that police and the city were not negligent, and that a Hall Ambulance paramedic and his employer were not grossly negligent, when a delay occurred in transporting Dr. Mohamad Harb to the emergency room.

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