Legal And Ethical

Police Begin EMS Transport Investigation

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a criminal investigation is under way into a senior paramedic's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl who later died.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

NYC Settles World Trade Center Cases

New York City has agreed to pay up to $657 million to settle more than 10,000 lawsuits filed by ground zero rescue and response workers.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

Florida Woman Dead after Botched 911 Call

"What we do know is there was a 14-minute delay in responding, sending an ambulance to the scene," said Punta Gorda Police Chief Albert Arenal.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010

D.C. Council Upset over EMS Complaints

D.C. City Council members are angered over a growing number of allegations of misconduct by D.C. Fire and EMS.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010

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DC EMS Crews Called Into Question Again

D.C. EMS is under fire again after a woman says paramedics refused to take her to the hospital.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hospital Administrator Voices Criticism over D.C. EMS

In a letter to the editor in Monday s Washington Post, Dr. Joseph Wright said, The decision not to immediately transport a 2-year-old with respiratory symptoms is inexcusable.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Records Contradict City Account of DC Toddler's Death

The documents clearly show Engine 33 with a paramedic on board arrives first at 4:56:45 a.m. on February 10, 2010. Medic 33 arrived at the Southern Avenue address at 4:58:28 a.m., nearly two minutes later, but they were the only ones to go inside.

Posted Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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Registering Change: CARES helps EMS improve performance on cardiac arrest calls

CARES registry tracks EMS cardiac resuscitation performance; FICEMS finds states woefully unprepared for flu pandemic; DC Fire & EMS at the center of a wrongful death suit as medical director steps down; and more.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010

Coral Gables Couple Charged Again with Stealing, Selling Patient Records

Ruben E. Rodriguez and wife Maria Victoria Suarez have been indicted again for paying an ambulance-company employee to steal information on patients transported to Miami-Dade hospitals.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010






 

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