PLAINFIELD, NJ Three volunteer emergency medical technicians have been stripped of their credentials for placing a live baby in a medical waste bag.
The EMTs went to a Plainfield home in June on a report of a premature baby in distress. They placed the infant in a medical waste bag, telling the teen-age mother that it was stillborn and could not be revived, according to a police report.
|They told the mother he couldn't be revived and placed him in a medical waste bag.|
The Department of Health and Senior Services last month removed the credentials of Daniel Cone, Aaron Spivey and Dawn Marie Warnick, banning them from ever again treating a patient or driving an ambulance in New Jersey, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported Friday.
The Plainfield Rescue Squad was fined $3,750 for oversight and patient care failures in the case.
Linda Kenney, an attorney for the 16-year-old mother, Phylteea Davis, said the medics should have been charged criminally.
"If a young black girl put an infant alive in a waste bag, she'd be in jail for murder," she said.
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Associated Press, Feb 12, 2002
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