Pregnant Woman Dies After EMT’s Refuse to HelpDecember 21st, 2009
A pregnant woman in a coffee shop has a fatal seizure in front of two paramedics who refused to help her.
According to media reports, 25-year-old Eutisha Revee Rennix, of Brooklyn, was in Au Bon Pain when she began to complain of severe pain and shortness of breath. Rennix later fell to the ground with convulsions and foaming of the mouth.
Two paramedics who were in the coffee shop told patrons to call 911 because they were on their break, according to witnesses.
When an ambulance finally arrived, it was too late. Rennix died shortly after being transported to the hospital. Sadly, doctors were not able to save the life of her infant daughter, Jahniya Renne Woodson who died about two hours after her mother.
Rennix also has a 3-year-old son who witnessed the incident in the coffee shop.
They New York Fire Department is investigating. The paramedics are on”paid but restricted duty.” meaning no contact with patients.