Man sues medical flight service providers, claims negligence caused wife's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 17, 2019

CLEARWATER — A husband from the Cayman Islands is suing a medical flight transport company and its employees/agents, alleging their negligence caused his wife's wrongful death.

Michael Chester as personal representative and heir of Joanne Chester filed a complaint on May 29 in the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida-Pinellas County against Air Ambulance Worldwide, Inc., Air Ambulance Worldwide, LLC, et al., alleging that they failed to perform and exercise reasonable care in providing the professional standard of care to Joanne Chester, resulting in her wrongful death.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 4, 2016, his wife, who was suffering from pneumonia and/or respiratory failure, was to be transferred from Georgetown Hospital in the Cayman Islands to Florida for treatment and sought the services of the defendants to provide transport. During the transport, the defendants allegedly failed to provide the professional standard of care in evaluating, treating, caring for and transporting her, which caused her wrongful death. 

As a result, Michael Chester suffered both pecuniary and nonpecuniary losses, including losses of future support, love, companionship and protection; mental and emotional anguish; and medical and funeral expenses. 

The plaintiff holds Air Ambulance Worldwide, Inc., Air Ambulance Worldwide, LLC, et al. responsible because they allegedly failed to perform and exercise reasonable care in providing the professional standard of care to patients, resulting in wrongful death.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages exceeding $15,000 exclusive of court costa, interest, attorney's fees and other such relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Robert F. Spohrer of Spohrer & Dodd, PL in Jacksonville and Brian J. Alexander and Vincent C. Lesch of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP in New York.

6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County Case number 18CA3503 5/29

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