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Hospital to Pay $1M to Family of Eric Garner

February 23, 2016  | 

The hospital center that dispatched paramedics and treated Eric Garner as he died after being placed into a chokehold by police has agreed to pay $1 million to the family, according to court records obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

The settlement with Richmond University Medical Center is confidential and wasn't part of the $5.9 million agreement announced by the city in July. But the figure was disclosed in court documents filed in Surrogate's Court on Staten Island that outline how the money will be dispersed to his family. Garner left no will.

The figure is the maximum claim allowed under the hospital center's liability insurance policy, according to court papers.

"The EMTS did not conduct the appropriate examination" of Garner and "failed to provide him with the necessary life-saving procedures," according to the court documents.


Comments (6)

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Percy @ 2/23/2016 7:55 PM

Well at least someone is being held responsible too bad it's the wrong person.
It should be Daniel Pantaleo.
He couldn't quite understand English on that day. I can't breathe only means one thing.

Chief 800 @ 2/24/2016 5:36 AM

Percy, you are entitled to your opinions, just wondering why you subscribe to a website that you obviously cant stand. Its like a PETA member subscribing to a hunting magazine and then commenting on every article. Seems like that would just be frustrating.

Bob peterson @ 2/24/2016 8:38 AM

If EG had complied, he would be alive. Loss of life is always bad. No way that 6 million plus should be awarded to the family. EG was in the wrong and needed to be held accountable for his actions. We only hear and see what makes police look bad. We never see or hear the confrontation that caused the choke hold. If Percy had ever been a police officer, he would know what situations police deal with.

tedb @ 2/24/2016 10:30 AM

Hey guys...how about we take care of this troll problem? They are only stalking our board because they want to get a reaction from us and get under our skins like the parasites they are. SO...how about we just continue with our own conversations instead of responding to the trolls, ignoring them and their idiotic comments as if they aren't there? Eventually they will go away because that will take all the fun out of it for them. Just a suggestion.

Trigger @ 2/25/2016 6:27 AM

tedb I fully agree, unless you have walked the walk there is no discussion.

Leonard @ 2/29/2016 8:09 AM

@Bob: Gardner died because the police displayed a casual disregard for the life of this citizen. His non-compliance had nothing to do with his death.

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