Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Do You Have to Clean Your House Before the Paramedics Decide to Save Your Life?

Who is qualified to hold the scales of life and death? It seems as if these two British ambulance workers think they do.

And just what tipped those scales in their minds against a 59-year old man who had suffered a heart attack? The ambulance guys figured his unkempt house meant he didn't deserve medical treatment!

The results are that a man died (perhaps needlessly) and, because they were overheard through an open telephone line declaring the man "was not worth saving," the two ambulance workers have been arrested.