Lawsuit filed in 911 tragedy

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Media

A lawsuit has been filed in Detroit against two unnamed dispatchers involved in the alleged wrongful death of Sherrill Turner who's 5-year-old's 911 call was assumed a prank and not responded to for at least an hour (see our earlier coverage here).

The attorney, Geoffrey Fieger (also the lawyer for Jack Kevorkian), says the city is not named in the lawsuit because state law prevents it. The city of Detroit though, he says, will be liable for it's employees.

Fieger also represents another area woman who called 911 after she was shot in the head. A dispatcher asked the woman if she was a mental patient.

Nice. Really nice.

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