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Family To Sue City On Behalf Of Pregnant Woman Allegedly Ignored By EMTs

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Family members announced on Friday that they are suing the city on behalf of a pregnant Brooklyn woman who died after pleas to help her were allegedly ignored by two emergency medical technicians.

Eutisha Rennix, seen above, was suffering from an asthma attack while on the job at a Brooklyn restaurant last December.

Witnesses says paramedics Jason Green and Melissa Jackson, who were off-duty, refused to help and told onlookers to call 911 instead.

Rennix and her baby later died at the hospital.

Now, her family is suing the city for wrongful death, claiming the two medics failed to provide emergency aid.

Prosecutors have been investigating reports that the EMTs who were getting food at the same restaurant refused the requests of the eatery's workers, as Rennix gasped for air.

The family is also suing Long Island College Hospital for allegedly not dispatching an ambulance with appropriate medication and equipment.

"What has to stop in this city, is for those who have the responsibly to come to the aid of people who are suffering a terrible asthma attack or any other kind of medical condition, not to come to their aid," said Sanford Rubenstein, the attorney for the plaintiff.

Lawyers for the city said it is a tragic incident and they will be reviewing court papers from the case.

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