The Denver Paramedics are a division of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. They provide 911 services to the 567,000 residents in the 155 sq. miles of the City and County of Denver, and respond to over 80,000 calls a year. Most calls are handled by one of 26 Advanced Life Support ambulances, staffed by two highly-trained paramedics and outfitted with lifesaving equipment and medications.
Fairfield and Woods successfully defended Denver Health in a federal court lawsuit filed by a former paramedic dispatcher who alleged claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The case went to trial in August of 2013, but Judge Kane dismissed it after the plaintiff rested her case, ruling that she had failed to present sufficient evidence to send the case to the jury. Judge Kane noted that "The conduct of Denver Health was routine and procedurally proper" under federal law. Judge Kane's decision was affirmed by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in July of 2014. Fairfield and Woods is proud to have represented Denver Health since 1998.