** Trial for Colorado EMT, accused of assaulting his four-month-old son, set for November 29th
** Michigan family blames lengthy EMS response for daughter’s death
UNITED STATES NEWS
** A Fort Collins, Colorado paramedic, charged with felony child abuse, will go to trial on the charge on November 29th. The Coloradoan (Jacy Marmaduke/November 17) said Poudre Valley Hospital EMS EMT Jason Schneider, 30, has been charged with assaulting his then four month old son. According to the newspaper, Schneider allegedly shook the boy on February 18th, creating head trauma. Schneider, however, said the child choked on baby formula which, in turn, made other pre-existing health issues worse. At the time EMS arrived on-scene, the boy was not breathing. A pre-trial hearing was held yesterday. Schneider’s son, meanwhile, continues to recover and has begun to learn how to walk.
** Detroit police in Michigan are apparently investigating after the family of an 11-year-old girl who suffered a fatal asthma attack Tuesday blamed a lengthy EMS response for contributing to her death. The Inquisitor (Angelica N. Sumter/November 17) said Jada Wallace died sometime after 7:40 a.m. Tuesday. The girl’s mother, Dontae Hudson, said she immediately hailed 911, but by the time EMS arrived Jade was already dead. Hudson maintains it took 25 minutes for the ambulance to arrive on-scene because she believes they were lost. A police spokesman, however, said the ambulance was there within 16 minutes. Funeral services for Jade, meanwhile, are set for noon Saturday at the city’s Gate of Glory Church.