The local news media are reporting on a federal lawsuit filed against Mt. Lebanon, MRTSA, and others. The Tribune-Review:
Jessica Yochum, 23, says in the lawsuit that she suffered a grand mal seizure Feb. 22 while working at Houlihan's Restaurant. Instead of letting her seizure run its course, Gregory Petro and Richard Weisner of Medical Rescue Team South and police Officer Jeffrey Frolo forcibly restrained her, the lawsuit says.According to the Post-Gazzette, "The lawsuit names the municipality of Mt. Lebanon, the Medical Rescue Team South Authority ambulance service, two emergency medical workers, and Officer Frolo as defendants. It alleges they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as Ms. Yochum's due process rights."
That caused her to react violently and she bit Weisner on the hand during the struggle, the lawsuit says. Frolo charged her with aggravated assault and drug possession, but a district judge dismissed the charges, the lawsuit says.
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