City to settle in 13-year-old's death

February 14, 2012 3:24:28 PM PST
Chicago's city council is expected to approve a $1.75 million settlement for the family of a girl who died because of alleged mistakes by paramedics in 2002.

Arielle Starks, 13, died of bronchial asthma. The ambulance that was taking her to the hospital crashed into a car at 87th and Langley. A second ambulance picked her up and took her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. She arrived at that hospital 40 minutes after the initial 9-1-1 call.

The family's lawyer claims paramedics inserted a breathing tube improperly.

The city's law department will not comment on the settlement