South Carolina Man Settles With Local EMS

March 30, 2012

A Bluffton, S.C., man has settled a lawsuit against Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services for the way he was treated after he was beaten in 2008.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that Brian Lanese will receive $150,000.

Lanese and his wife sued in 2009, saying two paramedics mishandled his treatment, resulting in him being hospitalized for a month with brain injuries.

The settlement is being paid by the county’s insurance provider. Neither the county nor other defendants admit any liability for his medical problems.

The agreement was reached March 14, according to documents released to the Island Packet and the Beaufort Gazette in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The couple originally sought up to $600,000.

The agreement forbids the parties from talking about the settlement.

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