Patient Charged with Grabbing Medics' Testicles

Patient Charged with Grabbing Medics' Testicles

News Jan 24, 2013

Jan. 24--A man being taken to a hospital early Tuesday fought with two Allentown paramedics, squeezing their testicles as they tried to hold him down in the back of the ambulance, according to court records.

Aldawna Chambers, 27, of New York also bit one of the paramedics during the ride to the St. Luke's Hospital emergency room and damaged the ambulance, police said.

Police did not say why he was being taken to the hospital.

Chambers, of St. Albans in Queens, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment and one count of criminal mischief. He was arraigned by District Judge Karen Devine and sent to Lehigh County Prison under $25,000 bail.

According to a criminal complaint:

Allentown police were dispatched at 4:19 a.m. to an apartment at 2127 S. Ninth St. to help paramedics with a combative patient. An officer arrived and saw the paramedics holding Chambers down.

The officer handcuffed Chambers after a struggle, saying he refused to listen to his commands.

Even after Chambers was handcuffed and strapped to the ambulance bed, he continued to yell and tried to free his hands. Both paramedics said Chambers grabbed their testicles "with a strong grip" as they attempted to hold him down.

One of the paramedics said Chambers bit him on his forearm, which bled. Chambers ripped molding off the cabinets and counters of the ambulance.

When he arrived at the St. Luke's emergency room, Chambers continued to resist and tried to bite personnel.

Continue Reading

Copyright 2013 - The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
Manuel Gamiz Jr.
Leaders want to provide first responders with guidelines to follow when handling calls relating to human trafficking.
The study will assess Florida's Division of Emergency Management's response to Hurricane Irma and determine the lessons learned.
The state funding will provide 120,000 doses for first responders, including Pittsburgh park rangers.
The budget cut allowed the department to cross-staff, using firefighters to staff ambulances due to medical calls outnumbering fire calls.
Starting next year, the insurer will reimburse treatment that doesn’t require the emergency department.
One of the two Northern California wildfires have been fully contained due to cooler temperatures and light rain.
Kenneth Scheppke challenged longstanding traditions in patient care that have not withstood current scrutiny.

EMTs and other first responders who treated the wounded on scene of the Vegas shooting could be at risk for post-traumatic stress.

All EMS, fire, and law enforcement agencies in the county will participate in the drill along with 100 volunteers portraying victims of the shooting.
As the state begins facing the effects of the opioid crisis, medical professionals, law enforcement and prosecutors join the national discussion on possible solutions to the epidemic.
Only one of three in the country, the "rapid extrication team" assists in rescuing injured firefighters while local crews battle the forest fires.
The paramedic-staffed chase car would respond to ALS calls in a timelier manner and help alleviate several local fire departments' calls.
Las Vegas and Orlando massacres set a solemn tone for the normally festive event.
In a project to raise grant funding that began a year ago, the Richmond Ambulance Authority and VCU Health teamed up to provide 35 of Richmond’s Public Schools with Bleeding Control (BCON) equipment. 
Mercy Health's new two-story, 29,000 square foot center features a Level 1 trauma center, an expanded surgical area, and more comfortable patient and visitor access.