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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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To: matt04
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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To: matt04
Melisssa killed Eutisha.

So much for the brotha's and sista's hanging together in the eternal fight against "the man".

21 posted on 06/26/2013 3:02:39 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: matt04

We need to bring back shame to this country.

Wouldn’t you feel shame if you had the capability but chose not to assist someone in trouble?

Obviously, this woman has no shame!!


22 posted on 06/26/2013 3:15:11 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Zhang Fei

An EMT cannot do any kind of advanced airway. Only an EMT-P can do that


23 posted on 06/26/2013 3:39:56 PM PDT by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: TexasCajun

Is that Magic Johnson with one of MooseChelle’s hairpieces?


24 posted on 06/26/2013 3:42:50 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: matt04

Black victim, black EMT tech. I wonder how it all would have gone down if it was a white EMT tech that did this.


25 posted on 06/26/2013 3:50:38 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: fatboy
An EMT cannot do any kind of advanced airway. Only an EMT-P can do that

Thanks for the clarification. I looked it up and cleared up one of my misconceptions. I think the public has the idea that all EMT's are paramedics. If she was just an EMT without the paramedic qualification, there is indeed very little she could have done for the woman, within the bounds of her competence. She could have done things she was unqualified to do, but that would have exposed her to legal and professional liability if the woman had died as a result of her aid.

26 posted on 06/26/2013 3:52:09 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: Usagi_yo

Thanks, didn’t know about the victim.


27 posted on 06/26/2013 3:52:42 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Usagi_yo
I wonder how it all would have gone down if it was a white EMT tech that did this.

I'd say 20 years to life in a Supermax.....

28 posted on 06/26/2013 3:52:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: DuncanWaring
"Obviously a union member."

Or an Ayn Rand devotee.

29 posted on 06/26/2013 3:55:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Zhang Fei
I know that EMTs are NOT paramedics, but for God's sake, put down the coffee and call another ambulance if you can't handle the situation.

BTW, I hope the perp got plenty of overtime while on coffee break.

That's the most important aspect of the story.

So long as her union position and pension are safe, why make such a fuss over a trivial matter like this?

30 posted on 06/26/2013 4:14:09 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Usagi_yo
I wonder how it all would have gone down if it was a white EMT tech that did this.

You forgot your < /sarc > tag. There's nothing to wonder about!

(Cue the kid yelling "THAT'S RAAAACISSSST"!)

31 posted on 06/26/2013 4:23:48 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: boop
I know that EMTs are NOT paramedics, but for God's sake, put down the coffee and call another ambulance if you can't handle the situation.

Apparently she did call the ambulance:

Jackson called an ambulance, but refused to help the woman.

32 posted on 06/26/2013 4:24:05 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: boop

I think the thrust of the Daily News story is that she lacked the milk of human kindness in refusing to even look at the woman. While I semi-agree with that, I don’t know if she’s taking on liability if she looks at the woman and then decides she lacks the know-how to deal with her medical problem. While I enjoy Monday morning quarterbacking as much as the next guy, this is how she earns her living, and taking on unknown risks that may kill a patient, thereby resulting in suspension and/or being banned for life from the profession is not something a typical accountant or soda jerk has to deal with.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 4:32:31 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: TexasCajun

Yep, .... confirmed.... just what I was thinking.


34 posted on 06/26/2013 4:46:04 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

Why is she smiling? Her “fifteen minutes” in a First Wookie wig?


35 posted on 06/26/2013 5:02:35 PM PDT by hummingbird (So many conspiracies. Not enough time.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Why would you sue the employer?

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36 posted on 06/26/2013 5:05:31 PM PDT by Mears
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To: matt04

How evil do you have to be NOT to make every possible attempt to save a human life even if you are Not a trained EMT??

I’m glad that I believe in a burning Hell.


37 posted on 06/26/2013 5:07:22 PM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: hummingbird

Good question, why is she smiling?


38 posted on 06/26/2013 5:12:42 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: tumblindice
A quick search shows, yep—Melissa’s a Norwegian.

Thank God. I'm tired of the Amish always being in the news.

39 posted on 06/26/2013 6:08:15 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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