Woman gets out of ambulance and takes train to D.C. hospital because of arguing paramedics | Mail Online

A woman who thought she was having a stroke had to get out of the ambulance and take the subway to a D.C. hospital because the driver and paramedic were arguing so aggressively. 'They were constantly bickering back and forth with one another, and to the point that I felt so uncomfortable,' Rose Preston said of the emergency response team she was matched with on Saturday. Ms Preston, a veteran, called 911 because she 'started having numbness on the left side of my face and this tingling'.

via Woman gets out of ambulance and takes train to D.C. hospital because of arguing paramedics | Mail Online.

woman drives self to hospitalShe thought that she was having a stroke but it was later determined that she had Bell's Palsy, a form a facial paralysis that requires immediate care. Her care was delayed, however, because she felt forced into getting out of the ambulance in order to make her way safely to the hospital. 'I didn't feel safe being transported by the vehicle,' she told NBC Washington 'It really complicated my condition by not being able to receive adequate medical attention when I called.' Ms Preston lives in the Southeast quarter of D.C. and her 911 call was dealt with by a paramedic from the Northeast and an ambulance from the Southeast area. The individual emergency responders have not been publicly identified, but Ms Preston said that she got the impression that the fight between the responders in the ambulance was personal in nature. 'A total lack of professionalism in every way you can imagine,' she told NBC Washington. Ms Preston took the metro to a veteran's hospital later that day, and received treatment for the Bell's Palsy after she arrived. The condition is one where treatment time plays a role in how the condition proceeds, meaning that her outcome could have been effected by the delay in her arrival at the hospital. She has not provided any further detail about what caused the affliction. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588110/Woman-gets-ambulance-takes-metro-D-C-hospital-paramedics-constantly-bickering.html#ixzz2x5PyFr3b Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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  1. Shantelle walker

    Okkkkkkkk. S o let me get this straight. She called the ambulance. Then got upset. Cause they were haven a conversation. Bullshit. That old bitch wanted some attention. AN APPARENTLY SOMETHING 2 RUN THEM SOUP COOLER LIPS ABOUT. No1 that is sick gonna get out of an ambulance. Save that toilet crap 4 the other dumb ppl. If anything she pissed cause she couldn’t get details of wat they were talking about. STUPID PPL WILL Do ANYTHING

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