Can EMTs be sued for malpractice?

“The wife of a man whose death came under investigation after a San Francisco Fire Department ambulance crew failed to take him to the hospital said Tuesday that rather than helping her husband, the crew had talked him out of getting treatment.

‘He was complaining about his heart,’ Sheila Narcisse Potter said of her husband, Elissa Potter Jr., 59. ‘They kept saying, ‘Well, it’s pretty busy right now. If we were to take you, you would have to wait three to four hours to see a doctor.’ They said it was really busy, and most of the hospitals were full.'” (via Subaqua Sternal Rubs)

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