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A fire chief lawyer's take on public duty doctrine

- 02/01/2016

By Phil Stittleburg This "public duty" case is interesting. First off, it's important to bear in mind that the ruling does not dispose of the case or say that the plaintiffs ...


Family threatens lawsuit after snake bite at Disney park

- 01/29/2016

By Mike Schneider Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — An Alabama family says an escaped snake at Disney's Animal Kingdom dropped from a tree and bit a boy, which led to the death of ...


Ill. Supreme Court kills rule protecting EMS, fire, police from lawsuits

- 01/29/2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to discard a rule that protects fire, police and ambulance services accused of failing to provide a level of response from lawsuits. Cook ...


Family of paramedic killed in helicopter crash files lawsuit

- 01/25/2016

By Pablo Lopez The Fresno Bee FRESNO, Calif. — The family of a Fresno paramedic who was killed in the Skylife air ambulance helicopter crash in Kern County has filed a wrongful-death ...


Nurse accidentally cuts off infant's toe

- 01/12/2016

The hospital has apologized for the incident, but the parents are not satisfied and are considering a lawsuit.


Nurse accidentally cuts off infant's toe

- 01/12/2016

WSOC-TV UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. — Davante Hogue is only 8 months old, but he has been through a lot in his short life. Born prematurely with his twin brother, Delante, Davante suffered ...


Fired paramedic with diabetes settles discrimination case

- 12/24/2015

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — A former fire department paramedic has settled a civil rights claim for $725,000 after being fired because of two health episodes related to diabetes, ...


Detroit EMTs charged with assaulting man in back of ambulance

- 12/18/2015

DETROIT — Two EMTs were charged with assault after allegedly hitting a man in the back of their ambulance as he was having a seizure in August. Romaine Robinson, 36, said he doesn’t ...


Lawsuit seeks $1M after Mich. EMS crew misses crash victim

- 12/02/2015

Associated Press FLINT, Mich. — A lawsuit seeks $1 million after an ambulance crew that responded first to a July car crash in Flint failed to notice a man in the car who later was discovered ...


Ambulance company sued by man whose parents died hours apart

- 11/27/2015

Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — A man whose parents died within hours of each other has sued an ambulance company, alleging that the driver drove too fast and a paramedic failed to ...


HIV-positive medic sues employer for removing him from his job

- 09/18/2015

Associated Press ST. LOUIS — An HIV-positive man is suing a St. Louis-area air ambulance service in federal court, alleging he was wrongly removed from his job as a paramedic and reassigned ...


Parents of Asiana crash victim drop wrongful-death suit

- 08/11/2015

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The parents of a teenage girl run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport dropped ...


Flight nurses injured in Colo. crash file lawsuit

- 08/05/2015

The lawsuits claim the helicopter had a malfunction or design defect and was not safe and crash-worthy in that the fuel tank burst into flames on ground impact


Flight nurses injured in Colo. crash file lawsuit

- 08/05/2015

ABC7 DENVER — Two flight nurses who were badly injured in a Flight for Life helicopter crash on July 3 in Frisco filed lawsuits Friday against the helicopter's operating company, ...


Medic fired for diabetes wins discrimination lawsuit

- 08/04/2015

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jurors have ruled that a former suburban Indianapolis paramedic was discriminated against when she was fired for having Type 1 diabetes. The Indianapolis ...


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