Castle Hill mother blames EMS workers for daughter's death
An 11-year-old Bronx girl has died and her family says if two emergency medical service workers would have taken her to the hospital, she would still be alive today.
Margarita Lima says she called for an ambulance on November 4 when her daughter, also named Margarita, collapsed on the kitchen floor.
Lima says the paramedics barley examined her daughter and only took her blood pressure after she insisted. She says they told her the girl didn't need to go the hospital.
But Lima wasn't satisfied with the care so she says she drove her daughter to a pediatrician soon after the paramedics left. The doctor called for an ambulance and she was admitted to Lincoln Hospital. Lima says the doctors found a blood clot in her daughter's head and she died November 5, after surgery.
Fire department officials say the workers have since been put on desk duty. The family hopes the workers never treat any more patients and say they're strongly considering legal action.