Family Sues NYC Over Pregnant Woman Death
NEW YORK (AP) – A family was suing New York City over accusations that paramedics walked away from an ailing pregnant woman who later died.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages in the 2009 death of Eutisha Rennix.
The allegations stemmed from an incident at an Au Bon Pain coffee shop in Brooklyn where Rennix was a cashier.
Paramedics Jason Green and Melisa Jackson were on a break when employees in the shop told them Rennix was in distress.
Witnesses alleged the pair left without doing anything to help — a claim they denied.
The 25-year-old woman, who was six months pregnant, later died at a hospital.
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office has been investigating the death, but no charges have been filed. Green was killed in July in an unrelated shooting.
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