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Wrongful Death Case Settled In South Carolina

Published August 5, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The estate of a 43-year-old man who died in 2005 has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the county and the Emergency Medical Services for $47,500, just days before the case was to go to trial, reports the Greenville, SC News.

According to the lawsuit, the man suffered a seizure while on a downtown street and EMS was called. The complaint stated that, due to the effects of the seizure, the man was non-responsive when the paramedics arrived and they assaulted him by pushing and shoving him then roughly wrestled him to the ground. His head hit a vehicle’s bumper, causing him to lose consciousness and die.

The defendants denied the assault stating they had to restrain the 43-year-old then he became unresponsive and went into full cardiac arrest. They claimed he died “despite the best efforts of emergency personnel.”

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has vast experience dealing with wrongful death cases. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our firm at 800-825-5529 or visit our Web site. There is no case-review cost.

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