Case Against Bath Fire Department Dismissed

Woman alleged paramedics were negligent


A lawsuit filed by an Akron woman against the Bath Township Fire Department in 2011 has been dismissed.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands ruled that emergency medical agencies have immunity from negligence claims while they are engaged in their duties.

Tynesse R. Allison sought $25,000 in damages from the township over an incident that took place Nov. 5, 2009 at Akron City Hospital.

Allison alleged in the suit she was sitting in a hallway in the Emergency Room, waiting to be seen by a doctor, when she was struck by a gurney pushed by Bath Township Fire Department personnel.

The suit says the incident was caused by negligence, and she suffered "serious injuries" as a result, including seeking medical attention and suffering ongoing pain and lost wages.

However, Bath Township argued that emergency personnel in a political subdivision are immune from negligence claims while performing their duties.

Rowlands agreed, dismissing the case. 


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