Legal And Ethical

Red Light Funds Diverted From Texas Trauma Centers

Medical trauma centers in Texas have fallen victim to a legislative version of bait-and-switch. Red light fines are filling state coffers rather than aiding trauma centers as promised.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

EMT Charged in Fatal Crash Fired Under Zero Tolerance Policy

A Butler County, Pa., ambulance driver who is charged with drunken driving and causing a fatal collision while on the job will be fired under the Cranberry Ambulance Company's zero-tolerance policy.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Stockton Dispatch Dispute Talks Dissolve; Opts for Trial

Talks between the city of Stockton and San Joaquin County officials have broken down and it appears a contentious lawsuit over who dispatches first responders to emergencies will go to trial in spring.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Families of Fla. Drowning Victims Seek Answers from Responding Paramedics

The families of two Bradenton, Fla., men who drowned in a vehicle crash Halloween night confront paramedics who didn't attempt a water rescue.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Detect Sleep-Deprived Employees & Minimize Fatigue-Related Problems

A study recently released by the IAFC and USFA discusses sleep and shiftwork.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

AMR Overbilling Trial Postponed Over Documents

Attorneys in an AMR overbilling lawsuit haven't reached agreement on the production of documents and patients' names before a trial can occur. The jury trial in the two-year-old class action lawsuit is likely postponed until next fall.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Mother Sues Town, Ambulance Company Over Son's Death

The mother of a 15-year-old who was fatally hit by a car in 2004 is suing Hartford, Conn., and a local ambulance company claiming they did not properly react to his injuries.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

9/11 Nine' To Receive Full Benefits Under Bill

Nine privately employed EMTs and paramedics who responded to the attacks of September 11 will receive full worker s compensation benefits under legislation signed by Governor Spitzer.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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Sleep Deprivation Study Details Effects of Shiftwork in EMS

A report on sleep deprivation released by the IAFC and USFA should profoundly affect EMS agencies in the way they fill staffing needs in the future.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007






 

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