Her family has since filed a $50,000,000 federal lawsuit against the city of Southfield and the two EMT’s and two paramedics who attended to her and declared her dead. On Sunday, Beauchamp, who has been in critical condition since her August ordeal passed away, her family said.
After the incident, Chief Menifee issued the followeding statement, “A local emergency department physician pronounced the patient deceased based upon medical information provided by the Southfield Fire Department at the scene. After which, the Southfield Police Department contacted the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office to notify them of the findings and the on-duty forensic pathologist released the body to the family. The Southfield Fire and Police Departments followed all appropriate city, county and state protocols and procedures in this case. The City of Southfield is currently conducting a thorough internal investigation in addition to the Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) which will be reporting their findings to the State of Michigan Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness (BETP). In an effort to provide as much transparency as possible, more information will be provided as it is available.”