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When a loved one dies following a car crash or other type of accident, family members may wonder whether there was anything that the emergency medical technicians and paramedics could have done to prevent the death. Paramedic and emergency medical technician (EMT) negligence is rare in Texas, but it does happen.
EMTs and paramedics are first responders whose jobs are to provide emergency treatment at accident scenes. EMTs are trained to check for life threatening conditions and perform lifesaving interventions until the patient can be brought to the hospital. In most cases, EMTs cannot administer medications.
A paramedic is an EMT with advanced life support training. Unlike an EMT, a paramedic can give shots and start intravenous lifelines. They are trained to use about 30 different medications.
An EMT/paramedic’s duty is to:
Examples of paramedic and EMT Negligence:
In Texas, EMTs and paramedics cannot be sued individually, but the ambulance companies or fire departments that they work for can be sued and held liable for ambulance malpractice. Families who lose a loved one because of ambulance malpractice may file a wrongful death claim for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of support and companionship, and loss of future income.
For more information about medical malpractice lawsuits in Texas, request a free copy of Dallas wrongful death attorney Jeff Rasansky's book, The Epidemic of Medical Mistakes & Understanding Your Rights.
If you believe that your loved one died because of the negligence of a Dallas EMT or paramedic, please contact the Dallas attorneys at the Rasansky Law Firm by calling (214) 617-1886.
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