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Northlake woman alleges she was improperly treated by Leyden Fire Protection District paramedics


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 17, 2019

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CHICAGO – A Northlake resident alleges emergency medical personnel dispatched to her house in response to a 911 call failed to competently treat her.

Patricia Dulceak filed a complaint on Jan. 7 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Leyden Fire Protection District and two paramedics alleging willful and wanton conduct.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 8, 2018, Dulceak's husband called 911 because she was experiencing severe pain while breathing. Defendant paramedics, employed by defendant Leyden Fire Protection were dispatched to her residence, the suit states. 

The plaintiff alleges while tending to her, defendants were verbally abusive, disregarded her complaints and refused to attend to a laceration on her arm. She also alleges she was forced to walk without a jacket to the ambulance despite cold temperatures outside.

As a result, the plaintiff alleges she suffered severe shock to her nervous system, became sick and disabled. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to treat her injuries in a competent manner, drove the ambulance in a manner that caused plaintiff to be thrown inside it and physically threw her onto a hospital bed without regard for her complaints and injuries.

The plaintiff seeks more than $30,000 for compensatory damages, plus costs. She is represented by Daniel Extrom and Terry M. Lachcik of Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman LLC in Rosemont.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 19-L-000168

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