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Family of DC Man Who Died Near Fire Station Files Lawsuit

The Washington Post covered The Cochran Firm, DC's press conference announcing the filing of a $7 million wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the failure of the fire and EMS departments to help Medric Cecil Mills, who was not helped after he suffered a fatal heart attack across the street from a fire station in Northeast DC The Mills family is represented by Karen Evans, partner with The Cochran Firm, DC

From the Washington Post story:

The family of a 77-year-old District man who suffered a fatal heart attack across the street from a fire station in Northeast Washington has filed a $7.7 million wrongful-death lawsuit against the District, alleging that Medric “Cecil” Mills Jr. could have been saved if firefighters had responded to bystanders who asked them to help.

“The city needs to be held accountable,” said Medric Mills III, who stood next to his sister and the family’s attorney, Karen Evans, at a news conference Wednesday morning to announce the lawsuit.

The seven-count complaint stems from the Jan 25, 2014, incident in which Mills collapsed on Rhode Island Avenue NE. Bystanders who rushed to the fire station to get help were turned away, wrongly told that no response could be launched until someone called 911, the suit said. A passing ambulance stopped to help Mills, but he later died.

Click here to read the Post's coverage of The Cochran Firm, DC's press conference.


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