Family of Paralyzed Woman Says City Told Them They Couldn't Win $172,000,000 EMT Negligence Suit

Lawyers for New York City had told the mother of a girl injured by the negligence of EMTs that "you can't win this case." But Thomas Moore, the attorney representing Tiffany Applewhite, proved that assertion wrong when he successfully argued her case before a Bronx jury. In 1998, Tiffany Applewhite went into anaphylactic shock at home. But two city EMTs arrived unprepared and then waited for twenty minutes for a second ambulance to arrive, rather than simply transporting Tiffany to a nearby hospital themselves. This delay left her permanently brain damaged and unable to walk, talk, or attend to her everyday needs even 16 years later. The jury rendered a historic verdict of $172 million for Tiffany's injuries and the special care and equipment she will need for the rest of her life.

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