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Asthma Attack Likely Cause Of Au Bon Pain Worker's Death, Attorney Says

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The attorney for the family of a pregnant woman who died after emergency medical technicians allegedly refused to help her at a Brooklyn cafe, says early indications show she died of an asthma attack.

The attorney says the preliminary results of a private autopsy show Eutisha Rennix died from the attack.

A final determination of the cause of death has not yet been released by the medical examiner.

The family's attorney argues Rennix and her child might still be alive today, had the proper emergency care been given.

"Had the asthma attack been addressed by EMTs who were at the location at the time it occurred, would she have died? And that's the question that has to be answered," said Rennix family attorney Sanford Rubenstein.

Rennix's mother says her daughter always carried an inhaler in her pocket for emergencies.

Two EMTs were taking a break at the Au Bon Pain in Downtown Brooklyn last month where Rennix was working.

Witnesses say they refused to help the woman when she collapsed, and told onlookers to call 911.

Rennix and her unborn child died shortly after being taken to the hospital.

The fire department is investigating and the EMTs have been suspended without pay.

The Brooklyn district attorney's office has also launched a criminal investigation.

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