VA Woman Files Million-Dollar Lawsuit Against Rescuers

A woman is suing members of the Lead Mines (VA) Volunteer Rescue Squad for more than $1 million, claiming that first responders dropped and injured her while trying to transport her to a hospital.

A report on ( says that the lawsuit filed by an attorney for Ruby Mooney names two unidentified squad members as defendants

The suit claims that, during an July 2012 attempt to transport Mooney from a home to a waiting ambulance, the two responders dropped the plaintiff, causing severe injuries.

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For more about related scenarios for firefighters and medics, consider Treatment/Transport of Bariatric Patients, Legal Issues and Leadership: Fire Service Survey on the Impact of Litigation , and Fire-Based EMS: The Solution for an Ailing System?

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