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A claim that paramedics did not properly care for heart attack victim is denied as California statute requires a claim be filed within 6 months.


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10/15/2009
James E. Ballidis
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An Orange County woman, Christine Palmer has filed a claim against the city of Huntington Beach for negligence of the paramedics during an emergency.

The incident happened last year when Mrs. Palmer called 9-1-1 when her husband was experiencing extreme chest pain, labored breathing and numbness in his arm. Even though these were typical heart attack symptoms, the paramedics did not suspect a heart attack.  Her husband was transported to the local hospital in an ambulance and without a paramedic.  Should they have suspected heart failure or other similar maladies?
During the drive Mr. Palmer went into a grand mal seizure and had no pulse when he arrived at the hospital.  The hospital ER team tried to revive him but could not.

Huntington Beach officials are currently investigating this case but Mrs. Palmer‘s attorney filed the claim two months past the 6 month city deadline. It is unclear whether the claim will proceed forward, because you must file a claim against a public entity, even if medical negligence cases, within 6 months, except in certain circumstances.
If you have been injured in an accident and  feel some governmental agency is at fault, please contact a qualified and experienced California personal injury attorney immediately.  You may be precluded from pursuing your claim if you wait.

Call us, we would be happy to speak to you for free.  Call 1 888 752-7474 or contact us via email.  We can help.


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