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Responders acted appropriately, hospital takes blame for not transporting patient

The responders voiced concern about not taking a still-breathing gunshot victim to the hospital, but in the end listened to a Vanderbilt ER doctor who told them not to transport


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eight Metro Nashville Fire Department personnel will be back on the job next week.

Fire Chief Ricky White put them on administrative leave Wednesday, after a NewsChannel 5 investigation revealed an ambulance did not transport a gunshot victim to hospital, despite the fact he was still breathing.

Friday, Vanderbilt University Medical Center took responsibility for medical decisions made in the case.

Read full storyVanderbilt Takes Responsibility For Not Transporting Patient Who Was Still Alive

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