By Fran Spielman
The Chicago Sun-Times
CHICAGO — Chicago taxpayers will likely spend $1.75 million to compensate the family of a 13-year-old girl who died of bronchial asthma in 2002 after a string of alleged mistakes made by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.
Arielle Starks died at Advocate Trinity Hospital after an ambulance carrying her to the hospital collided with a car at 87th and Langley. Another ambulance picked up Arielle and took her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
If not for a series of "mistakes" made by the four paramedics who treated Starks on that fateful day, attorney Brian Murphy argued that the girl would be alive today.
Medics' alleged mistakes in Chicago girl's death likely to cost $1.75M