Q: Can I sue an EMT for terrible treatment, slander that could have put my life and health in jeopardy

Blatant disregard For my safety, accusing me of lying about an emergency, take me to the hospital that I verbally told not to take me there, and he also told the hospital staff that I was faking, yelled at me when he got to my house, enforce me to walk 30 or more feet to him while in agonizing pain. But shortly after I got to the hospital Doctor s found out that I have pancreatitis in an enlarged spleen, and even said how painful of a condition that is. I feel that the reckless EMT put my life in danger, forced me to go to a hospital that I did not want to go to. Also verbally shouted at me and made me walk more than 30 ft to him and the gurney. He told the other EMTs not to help me. And I was in the second worst pain of my entire life. I feel that in lawsuit and his termination is what's needed here. His total negligence and him judging me, put my life in danger and increased the agonizing pain I was already in.

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik A. Perez
Erik A. Perez
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is a very interesting question. It is important to note that anyone can file a lawsuit in Florida for almost any reason. However, the critical question you may want answered is will you prevail on a negligence claim against the EMT. It appears that the answer will depend in part on whether you sustained any damages due to his alleged negligence. This includes monetary damages as well as pain and suffering. Please contact me if you would like to discuss the matter further. Our office can be reached at (786)670-9866.

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