Each jurisdiction may have differing laws about suing an ambulance service for wrongful death. In some cases, ambulance services may be immune from prosecution or lawsuits. However, in most cases, an ambulance service can be sued for wrongful death.
However, in cases where it is alleged that an individual should have survived on the way to the hospital, it can be difficult to prove that the ambulance services is responsible. There must be evidence to suggest that the EMTs took some action or failed to take some action, which caused the death.
There have also been cases in which ambulances going at a high rate of speed have caused a fatal accident. Regardless of whether the resulting death occurred in the ambulance, another vehicle or to a pedestrian, the ambulance service can be sued for wrongful death if they caused the accident. Contact wrongful death lawyers for legal advice and assistance.