The family of Lawrence Quintana is suing the city of Las Vegas, San Miguel County, Superior Ambulance, Alta Vista, and the Department of Public Safety for negligence.
The lawsuit states that an ambulance took about 45 minutes to arrive which directly led to Quintana being untreatable by the time he arrived at the hospital. Also, Quintana received treatment near 3 hours after the initial 911 call. Lawrence Quintana suffered a stroke and his family called 911 and hopes of saving him. The initial report says an ambulance had trouble finding the home where Quintana was located. The family made another call and the second ambulance had virtually no trouble finding the house. Also, an ambulance log from the day in question shows an ambulance made to another residence within 20 minutes.
After about 45 minutes, Quintana was finally in an ambulance and headed to a hospital. However, the closest hospital was Alta Vista Regional Hospital. The hospital is supposed to be a full-service hospital, but they diverted Quintana to a hospital in Santa Fe. Normally this would be okay, but the condition of the man was severe and the hospital in Santa Fe was 70 miles away. Finally, after three hours of travel, Quintana was admitted to the hospital. When he arrived his brain and body were beyond the saveable limit. As of now, the trial is still ongoing and we will provide updates as they are released. None of the defendants gave a comment on the matter.
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