A new mother died just weeks after giving birth due to an inexperienced team of EMS workers failing to maintain her airway during an emergency response. In New Jersey EMS workers are protected by immunities that require a showing of bad faith to recovery. Mr. Van Naarden was able to demonstrate this during the course of the 3 week trial by getting the workers to admit their conduct constituted bad faith. During the trial Mr. Van Naarden’s cross examination of the lead EMS worker resulted in his recanting his previous testimony and admitting that the failure to properly intubate the patient was due an inexperienced trainee being provided the opportunity to attempt the intubation process. The verdict was also significant as it represents one of the largest pain and suffering awards for an individual that had coded prior to the EMS arrival. This verdict is the only recorded verdict against EMS workers in Trenton’s history.