Family sues Olive Garden, attorney Richard Bernstein wants people to know about Michigan's Good Samaritan law
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Martin's family is questioning whether everything was done to save their mother. The family has filed a lawsuit against Darden Restaurants, Inc. and Olive Garden. In it they say a supervisor at the restaurant told an employee to stop life-saving measures before paramedics arrived, something their attorneys say the restaurant could be liable for.
According to the lawsuit, Martin was eating lunch at the Olive Garden located at 445 East Eisenhower Parkway in Ann Arbor with her friend John Ulmer on January 22, 2013.
"She ate her salad and soup and I was looking at her and she was her usual self," said Ulmer. "But I noticed her eyes went to the back of her head and she started keeling over and the waiter caught her and I ran over and we eased her to the floor."
"That's when the waitress came and said get out the way, I know CPR," said Ulmer. "She cleared her mouth and rolled her on her back and start doing some chest compressions, you know for a couple minutes. A guy in a white jacket came over, a chef's jacket," Ulmer said. "He whispered something in her ear and she just stopped, got up and started going back waiting on tables."