Parents of Briana Ojeda vow suit against city in asthma death of daughter

Briana Ojeda had an asthma attack Aug. 27 while playing in a Carroll Gardens park. Her mother was racing the wrong way down a one-way street toward a hospital when she was stopped by Officer Alfonso Mendez.

The 30-year-old officer, who has been suspended from the 84th Precinct in downtown Brooklyn, told her he did not know cardiopulmonary resuscitation – training all cops get in the Police Academy.

Mendez went with Carmen Ojeda to the hospital, where Briana died about an hour later.

via NYDN.

I’m not sure what she expected the cop to do. I have a kid with asthma. I can breath in his mouth until I turn blue and you know what I’ll have? Two people who are turning blue. As CPR is taught today it doesn’t even include rescue breathing, only chest compressions. If your kid has asthma then you have to carry an inhaler. If this was the kids first ever attack then it was just bad luck. If it wasn’t the first attack then the mom should have had the inhaler.

If you are planning your survival or G.O.O.D kit, make sure you have inhaler’s, a breathing machine, and plenty of meds to handle an asthma attack if you or your kids are susceptible.

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