Patient Care

Ketamine is being scrutinized after paramedics injected Elijah McClain with the drug, but they incorrectly estimated his weight, giving him more than 1.5 times the dose he should have received. He later died at the hospital.

Elijah McClain's parents sued the Aurora Police Department and paramedics who injected their son with a sedative, saying they were seeking both accountability for the loss of a “beautiful soul” and to send a message that “racism and brutality have no place in American law enforcement.”