After reading the May 22 edition of the Oakley Press, I am disgusted and appalled at the actions of the attorneys representing American Medical Response Ambulance Co. (AMR).
They use repeated delays in their appeal to prolong the lawsuit. Their actions keep 83-year-old Louis Del Barba from going home after spending two years in the hospital. It appears that they hope Del Barba dies before they have to pay the judgment against them.
As a retired firefighter, I look back with pride as being a “first responder,” giving everything I’ve got to comfort or rescue people in need. Fire personnel share these responses with ambulance and police.
AMR should feel shamed by the lack of moral ethics displayed by their attorneys. AMR injured this man and now they punish him (maybe to his death) by not paying his medical bills, nor allowing his home to be handicap-accessible so that he may return home in peace before he dies.
Jack Burge, Oakley