But the Simpsons’ lawyer, Andy Cash, detailed the case in the complaint.
The suit says a MARTA service worker hit the shut-off switch, but Monique was so entangled by then that rescuers had to call for the Jaws of Life.
During it all, the child was conscious and alert, in excruciating pain.
Desperate rescuers called a doctor at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston to phone in a prescription for Fentanyl, one of the strongest painkillers available. The drug is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
It was administered while she was still trapped at 5:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Fire Department used the Jaws of Life at 5:44 p.m., more than half an hour after the escalator first tugged at Monique’s coat.
She was rushed to Children’s Healthcare.
She had surgery that day.
The surgeon, Dr. Robert Bruce, took note of her injuries in the process. She had a “horribly contaminated crush injury” running from the back of the heel pad to the long bone of the pinky toe, the lawsuit said. The muscle above her ankle was pulled from the bone, along with nerves and veins.
Bruce said the foot couldn’t be saved.
The child required multiple subsequent surgeries and now has a prosthesis, the suit said.
The parents are suing for damages to be determined in court.
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