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Family Sues for $15M After Body Used for Medical Practice

11 workers took turns inserting tubes

(Newser) - The family of a man used for medical practice by 11 fire department employees as his body lay on the station floor is suing the city of Bellingham, Wash., for more than $15 million. The employees have admitted practicing intubation, the insertion and removal of breathing tubes, on the body... More »

Report: EMT Will Sue Heather Locklear

After she was allegedly abusive in June

(Newser) - Heather Locklear had a tumultuous June , with an arrest and a hospitalization. She already faced charges of battery and obstructing an officer as a result, and now TMZ reports that a paramedic on the scene will file suit this week. The EMT says the 57-year-old actress deliberately kicked her as... More »

NY EMT Dead After Being Run Over by Own Ambulance

Mother of 5 killed in the line of duty

(Newser) - An FDNY EMT was killed in the line of duty Thursday evening when she was hit and dragged for at least 15 feet by her own ambulance, police say. Yadira Arroyo, a 44-year-old mother of five, and colleague Monique Williams were on their way to a call about a pregnant... More »

EMT With 'Fireman's Key' Busted in NYC Rapes

Alleged rapist once honored for bravery by FDNY

(Newser) - A decorated New York City EMT with special access to grates and elevators via a universal 'fireman's key' has been arrested in a string of armed sexual assaults starting in 2001. Earlier this month an 11-year-old girl was raped in a Brooklyn elevator; Police now believe Angus Pascall used the... More »

Disgraced EMT Was Killed in Fight With 4 Men

There's no apparent connection to pregnant woman he let die

(Newser) - More details are emerging about the death of Jason Green, the EMT who ignored a dying pregnant woman while on his coffee break. Green was shot in the face during a fight outside a club in SoHo, the New York Post reports. In the altercation, which was caught on video,... More »

EMT Who Ignored Dying Woman Shot Dead

Jason Green argued with mystery suspect

(Newser) - A Brooklyn emergency medical technician who came under fire for refusing to help a dying pregnant woman while he was on a coffee break has been shot to death in the face. Jason Green, 32, was shot near a nightclub early yesterday. Police haven't yet determined a motive or located... More »

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