Court rules Plainfield couple can sue rescue squad

PLAINFIELD - The state Supreme Court has sided with a couple in their legal suit against a Plainfield rescue squad for failing to save their son after he was shot by his brother in 2004.

While state law grants immunity to squad members individually, the Courier News reports the court ruled that immunity does not apply for the squad itself.

Odis Murray and his wife allege the Plainfield Rescue Squad was negligent in treating their 25-year-old son.

The couple says EMTs attempted to perform CPR at the scene instead of transporting their son to a hospital two minutes away.

He was pronounced dead 30 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

Murray tells the Courier News of Bridgewater it was an "injustice."

Squad Capt. Shawn Lawson calls the lawsuit "a slap in the face."

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