Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Paramedics Refuse to Help Dying Pregnant Woman

The moral of this story is: don't expect to have your life saved by an emergency medical worker if you get sick while they are on a coffee break. This is so sad:

Two emergency medical workers in New York City have been suspended without pay after refusing to help a pregnant woman who collapsed and died in front of them. Jason Green, 32, and Melissa Jackson, 23, were taking a break from work and had just received their food from an Au Bon Pain restaurant on Dec. 9 when a worker at the coffee shop, Eutisha Revee Rennix, collapsed in their presence. Rather than helping Rennix, Green and Jackson "callously" walked out with their bagels and said "Call 911" while Rennix lay on the ground gasping for air, according to witnesses.

Rennix, 25, and her unborn child later died.

A furious Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted two EMTs who allegedly refused to help a dying, pregnant mom because they were on break at a Brooklyn coffee shop.

"It was unconscionable, [an] outrage, pick some adjectives and stick it in," the fuming mayor said at a news conference a day after The Post broke the scandal involving tragic mom Eutisha Revee Rennix, 25. "The Fire Department, including EMS, is responsible for life-saving, and their first responsibility is to do that," the mayor said. "But even if they weren't part of the Fire Department sworn to protect all of us, just normal human beings, drop your coffee and go help somebody if they're dying. C'mon."