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December 11, 2012

Woman sues ambulance service after being injured in transport

Charis M. Thrasher had her femur shattered when a paramedic fell on it

By EMS1 Staff

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. — An East Pittsburgh woman has filed a lawsuit against an ambulance service for negligence after being injured during a transport.

Charise M. Thrasher, 50, hired Guardian Angel Ambulance Services to take her to the hospital to have a cast removed in December 2010, according to the Tribune-Review.

Paramedics shattered Thrasher's femur when one of them fell on her as they were carrying her upstairs to her home.

The lawsuit says Thrasher need surgery to repair her injuries and is seeking in excess of $25,000.

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