A cashier at the Brooklyn restaurant Au Bon Pain fell ill and eventually died. At the time she fell ill, there were emergency medical workers at the restaurant. They were employees of New York City, but were on break. They did not provide medical attention to the cashier. After the woman died, someone was appointed to represent her in court. That person filed a wrongful death claim.

The plaintiff, the person who filed the claim against the city, argued that these emergency medical technicians (EMTs) should have provided care. The decedent, the plaintiff claimed, died wrongfully because the EMT ignored a request for help.

New York City successfully had this claim thrown out. The attorneys for the city argued that the emergency medical workers did not have a special duty to act. That meant that they should not be liable for the death of the cashier. The judged agreed with the City of New York and dismissed the plaintiff’s claim.

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