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Lawsuit Alleges 911 Dispatcher Hung Up on Spanish-Speaking Caller in Allentown (PA) Fire

An Allentown man and his 14-year-old nephew died in a fire in July 2020 because a Lehigh County 911 dispatcher did not understand his pleas for help in Spanish and hung up the call.

Police Dispatcher Admits Stealing $5K from NJ Volunteer EMS Squad

A volunteer for an emergency medical services squad in Lacey who works as a full-time police dispatcher in town admitted this week to stealing $4,690 from the volunteer organization.
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Jury Awards Nearly $50M After CA Man Injured in Ambulance Ride

A Fresno County jury has awarded a Kingsburg man nearly $50 million in damages for injuries he suffered while being transported to the hospital by American Ambulance.
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Judge Dismisses Federal Gender Discrimination Suit of FDNY EMT Who Posed for Calendar

A judge has dismissed the federal lawsuit of a female emergency medical technician from Staten Island who alleged gender discrimination and retaliation.
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NY Judge Blocks Medical Worker Vaccine Mandate

A federal judge temporarily blocked the state of New York on Tuesday from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated.
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MN Paramedics Who Responded to Shooting Now All Interviewed, Union Says

Management at first barred two of them from meeting with investigators, according to the Hennepin County Association of Paramedics and EMTs.
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Two MN Paramedics Barred from Meeting With Shooting Investigators

The labor union alleged that two of its members were barred by management Tuesday from being interviewed by state investigators.
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Four Companies on Verge of Settling U.S. Opioid Lawsuits

The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion settlement covering thousands of government lawsuits.
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Witness For the Prosecution

Attorney Jason F. Danielian provides paramedics with an understanding and appreciation of their roles as prosecution witnesses.
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Judge Dismisses TX Paramedic’s Lawsuit Against Astros

Brian Cariota sought more than $1 million in damages against the Astros in his original lawsuit filed last July.