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Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Ambulance Company

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The family of a Long Island woman who was dropped on her head by two ambulance workers has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ambulance company blaming them for her ultimate death.

“The ambulance company was negligent,” says granddaughter Angie Berry.” She fell and she struck her head. Nobody reported it.”

Fortunately, surveillance video captured the incident. It was in March that Lillie Berry was lifted from the ambulance and then dropped onto the pavement. Ambulance employees picked her up quickly and brought Berry, who was unable to speak from a previous stroke, into the hospital for routine dialysis treatment.

When she returned home her daughter noticed she had a bruise on her head so she called the ambulance company. They said nothing happened, said daughter Annese Berry Bickham.

The mother of seven continued to suffer regular seizures and frequent hospital visits.

Berry died in August, prompting a wrongful death lawsuit claiming the Medical Express Ambulance Corp.’s carelessness led to Berry’s fall which in turn, "Hastened, exacerbated her death, made her quality of life more difficult, resulting ultimately in her death," attorney Andrew Siben said.

The lawsuit is expected to be filed in the next few weeks. It doesn’t ask for any specific dollar amount.