Jury awards $172,000,000 to woman after botched 911 call

In one of the largest verdicts of its kind in New York state, a Bronx jury gave $172 million to a woman who was left paralyzed and mute due to the negligence of EMTs who responded to a 911 call in 1998. Attorney Thomas Moore said that "This poor child could have been treated and saved had the EMT workers simply followed city protocol." Instead, they arrived without the proper equipment and then caused additional delay by waiting for a second ambulance to arrive instead of transporting their patient to a nearby hospital.

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