An action was brought against volunteer emergency medical providers alleging that the victim suffered severe permanent injuries due to the providers’ willful and wanton negligence in failing to timely discover that the accident did not kill the victim.
An action seeking damages for negligent removal of a pain pump catheter required expert medical testimony to establish liability and could not rely on a theory of Res Ipsa Loquitur.
Upon responding to a 911 call, a paramedic found a man unconscious and intubated him. However, upon arrival at the hospital it was determined that the endotracheal tube was in the patient’s esophagus rather than his trachea, causing the decedent to suffer an anoxic brain injury resulting in his death. The patient’s wife sued the paramedic for wrongful death.