Illinois Air Angels medical helicopter company closes after after death lawsuit. Chicago wrongful death litigators news beat
Chicago, IL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Air Angels, the Bolingbrook based emergency medical helicopter transport company, has been sued by the parents of the 1 year-old girl killed in a fatal helicopter crash October 15, 2008. The suburban Chicago air medical transport company released a statement on Thursday they are immediately ending their emergency ground and air ambulance operations reported the Associated Press (AP).
The parents of Kristin Blockinger, the 1 year old child who died in a fatal medical transport helicopter crash last fall, filed a lawsuit in court claiming the company violated known safety standards and guidelines which led to the fatal crash killing everyone on board. The lawyers for the family allege when the pilot of the helicopter, Del Waugh, clipped a radio tower wire, he was flying 100 feet below the company’s standard procedure. The medical chopper crashed into a nearby field and exploded into flames killing the pilot, the child, and the emergency medical transport crew including a South Chicago Heights firefighter paramedic Ronald Battiato. The family’s attorneys say the negligence of the company and its pilot led to the wrongful death of their injured daughter.
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