Legal And Ethical

Woman Killed After being struck by Brooklyn Ambulance

Authorities say an ambulance rushing a patient to a hospital has struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn.

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Concerns Grow After FDNY EMS Asst. Chief Cuts Defibrillator Maintenance

Facing a shortage of defibrillators for some of its ambulances, the FDNY has canceled regular maintenance on the life-saving machines, the Daily News has learned.

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009

District and Medical Director Face Lawsuit in Acid Reflux Death

The family of a Northeast Washington man who died of a heart attack hours after being told by a D.C. paramedic that he suffered from acid reflux.

Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Going it A-Loan & Mobilizing EMS in Pittsburgh

Chicago Fire Department sued for allegedly failing to maintain AED batteries; EMS comes out in full force for Pittsburgh's G-20 summit; and a Lacrosse, Wisc., EMS agency starts the nation's first AED loaner program.

Posted Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Complaints Raised Concerning Utah Ambulance Monopoly

Since 2006, the year Southwest set up shop in Salt Lake City, Gold Cross has funneled more than $154,000 to political campaigns through dinners, barbecues and golf tournaments.

Posted Monday, December 7, 2009

Lowell Town Council Concerned Over No-Response Flu Policy

Under the new policy, which was also instituted briefly during a flu outbreak last spring, dispatchers have stopped sending firefighters to medical calls where flu might be present.

Posted Monday, December 7, 2009

Paramedics Unaware of Assault; Madison Reviews 911 Policies

A Fire Department report indicates only that paramedics responded to "a man sleeping in a alley. We were able to get him up and inside his house."

Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Minnesota Paramedic Files Suit Over Abuse of Emergency Hold Rules

He has personally witnessed more than 200 incidents in which an individual's civil rights have been violated.

Posted Monday, November 23, 2009

Study: Injured Uninsured More Likely to Die in ER

The findings are based on an analysis of data from the National Trauma Data Bank, which includes more than 900 U.S. hospitals.

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2009


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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