She had to be transported by ambulance, but she unfortunately died. The family is suing:
The EMS rule of not transporting patients who weigh more than an estimated 300 pounds is arbitrary and not required by any regulatory agency, Hanlon said.
“I was shocked when I learned of the 300-pound limit. It doesn’t make sense,” she said. “I can’t find any state or national standard for that (rule).”
The EMS rule likewise says the maximum weight limit for each medic on board and the pilot is 200 pounds, yet Hanlon said the Medflight helicopter can handle a total of 1,300 pounds, which includes all equipment on board.