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Charges Dropped Against EMT Who Refused Care to Dying Pregnant Woman
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Posted on 06/26/2013 2:33:23 PM PDT by matt04

Edited on 06/27/2013 5:37:02 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Charges have been dropped against an EMT who refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break!

In 2009, Melissa Jackson was on duty and in uniform when she walked to a nearby coffee shop for her coffee break and discovered that one of the employees was having a severe asthma attack. Jackson called an ambulance, but refused to help the woman. She even refused to go into the back room to see what type of medical care the woman needed.


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Pathetic. Despite not having the equipment an ambulance carries, she should have at least made sure the proper steps were begin done until an ambulance and equipment arrived.
1 posted on 06/26/2013 2:33:23 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Obviously a union member.


2 posted on 06/26/2013 2:34:52 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: matt04

WTF!?


3 posted on 06/26/2013 2:36:19 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: matt04
Confirmed!

EMT worker Melisa Jackson, is taken to central booking after her arrest for official misconduct in the death of Au Bon Pain employee Eutisha Rennix.

4 posted on 06/26/2013 2:38:08 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Despicable human being!
5 posted on 06/26/2013 2:39:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: matt04

Aside from the tragedy of two deaths, this person has no remorse for her actions, or lack thereof.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 2:41:46 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: matt04

A quick search shows, yep—Melissa’s a Norwegian.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 2:42:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: matt04

I’m an EMT and honestly there’s nothing an unequipped dispatcher could have done, except show some compassion by remaining with the patient until an ambulance arrived. Never abandon a patient.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 2:44:27 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: matt04
I worked in the ER of a large Boston hospital for 20 years.For those of you unfamiliar with Boston the city proudly....PROUDLY...boasts the laziest,shiftiest,surliest most overpaid city employees in the country.But while I was working in that ER the City of Boston Emergency Medical Service ("EMS"..the 911 ambulance) would *never* do that.This woman is a disgrace.I hope the family of the deceased woman sues *her*...*and* her employer....for tens of millions.
9 posted on 06/26/2013 2:45:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Surely, the dispatcher could have checked her airway and attempted to make it easier for her to breathe. At the very least, she could have held her hand and shown some compassion. Heck, even I could have done that, and I have very basic medical training.


10 posted on 06/26/2013 2:49:27 PM PDT by blu
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To: TexasCajun

Thanks for the picture; but just reading the article already told that story. Even my immigrant neighbors from Africa have told me that when they have to deal with a government agency, they try to get a white person to deal with them because black Americans have such a bad attitude. It’s sad. The comparison could not be more stark, when I see these African immigrants working hard, keeping their property up, striving at work, speaking distinctly, disciplining their children and dressing appropriately.


11 posted on 06/26/2013 2:49:50 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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A year or two ago I was on 34th Street in Manhattan when I saw a man down on the sidewalk.I suspected he was just drunk but couldn't be certain (I'm not an EMT/RN/MD) so I called 911.An FDNY ambulance arrived at the scene within about 2 minutes.I must say I was impressed.
12 posted on 06/26/2013 2:51:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: matt04

Could the EMT have done an emergency intubation?


13 posted on 06/26/2013 2:52:10 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Would you refuse to go help out, even if it was unlikely you could do much to help? I doubt that. I’ll bet you would have been back there in a flash.

Even laying someone’s head back can align the airway better, possibly allowing a better flow of air. Who knows how unskilled people had the woman situated? They may have had her sitting up with chin down on her chest, the absolute worst thing they could have done.

This woman wouldn’t even go back and look. Sorry, toss her in a cell and lose the key as far as I am concerned. What an uncaring a$$hole.


14 posted on 06/26/2013 2:52:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: blu

Exactly right!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3036011/posts?page=14#14


15 posted on 06/26/2013 2:53:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: Albion Wilde

That’s why American blacks hate real Africans. The latter come here, get advanced degrees, raise their kids like tiger moms, and remind the former that the only reason American blacks aren’t succeeding is because of themselves.


16 posted on 06/26/2013 2:55:13 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: matt04

THIS is why most EMS agencies have protocols requiring EMTs to bring their food outside. All it takes is one nitwit to ruin their reputation.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 2:55:48 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Albion Wilde

You can almost imagine this one jumping on the counter, flaying away, head-snapping, “don be bothern me biach, I’m on ma break.”


18 posted on 06/26/2013 2:56:28 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: matt04
life unworthy of life... miserable wretch
19 posted on 06/26/2013 2:59:45 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Coffee breaks uber alles!


20 posted on 06/26/2013 3:00:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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