Reports Indicate that Paramedics Let Woman Die Assuming She Could not Afford an Ambulance
In a very troubling display of discrimination and medical neglect, four fire rescue paramedics allegedly allowed a 30-year-old mother to die of a stroke rather than assisting her. The woman had recently given birth and was nursing a 5-day-old baby when paramedics arrived on the scene. She had shown stroke-like symptoms after her baby was delivered by C-section.
The paramedics are accused of “gross neglect of duty” for failing to provide necessary care to the 30-year-old mother.
When they arrived on the scene, they found the woman passed out and drooling. They removed the woman from the home but failed to conduct a simple examination. They did not take her vitals, check her blood pressure, or assess her condition. The woman’s mother indicated that they did not bother to administer treatment because they assumed she did not have the money to afford an ambulance ride. They refused to transport her to the hospital, so the mother was forced to take her. She was then flown to St. Petersburg General Hospital where she later died.
Paramedics Allegedly Falsify Records
To cover their tracks, the paramedics on the scene allegedly falsified records of the incident. They claimed that the patient who they were called to treat could not be found on the scene. The four are currently suspended from duty and could face termination for their negligence.
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