PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia woman who claims an ambulance company’s personnel tasked with aiding her father in a medical emergency and instead caused him fatal injury has been scheduled for a settlement conference this autumn, prior to the case heading to trial next winter.

Per a case management order issued by Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold L. New on Sept. 29, it directed that a settlement conference would be able to be scheduled subsequent to Oct. 1. Before that time, all counsel will file detailed pre-trial documentation prior to that same date. A pre-trial conference will be available for any date after Dec. 3, with an anticipated trial date of Jan. 7, 2019.

Cindia Bost, Administrator of the Estate of James Ryals [deceased], of Philadelphia first filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on June 20, 2017 against Rhythm Ambulance, Inc., of Bensalem.

“On or about Nov. 25, 2015, plaintiff’s decedent was being transported by defendant’s agent, servant, workman, or employee when defendant’s employee’s carelessness and negligence caused the plaintiff to fall and strike his head and cause serious and fatal personal injuries, on account of which this action is brought,” the complaint said.

“On or about Aug. 29, 2016, plaintiff, [Cindia] Bost, was appointed the Administrator of the Estate of James Ryals, decedent, by the Register of Probate and Wills and Grant of Letters Testamentary and of Administration, in and for the County of Philadelphia,” the complaint added.

Per the lawsuit, Bost invoked Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Death and Survival Action to recover damages incurred due to the aforementioned events.

For counts of negligence, wrongful death and survival, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs and other relief the Court deems necessary in this matter.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon, in Philadelphia.

The defendants are represented by Ryan F. Michaleski and Lawrence D. Jackson of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, in Wayne.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170602052

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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