New evidence suggests emergency medical workers with the Southfield (MI) Fire Department performed CPR on a patient for 30 minutes before she was declared dead and sent to the funeral home, according to Click on Detroit.
The woman, 20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp, was later found alive by funeral home staff. The new information comes from police records received through the Freedom of Information Act.
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Beauchamp has cerebral palsy and multiple medical issues. Beauchamp’s family tried alerting the crew several times they believed she was still alive.
The four medical workers, two paramedics and two EMTs, were placed on paid administrative leave. The state also suspended their licenses.
The four men have since sued, saying the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Medical Control Authority violated their rights to due process and failed to give them an opportunity to defend their actions that night.