Family: Provo Settlement Offer "Offensive"

Family: Provo Settlement Offer "Offensive"

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The family of a Provo man who died after paramedics were sent to the wrong address are dissatisfied with a financial settlement offered by the city.

Paramedics did NOT find the body of 30-year-old Scott Ashton until several days after his 9-1-1 call.

The family's lawyer, Justin Heideman, said the family found the offer "offensive."

Provo Spokeswoman Raylene Ireland said the city has made an appropriate offer. She said the ball is in their court, and we'll just wait and see what their next step is.

In October, Ashton called 9-1-1 from a cell phone and told the dispatcher he was home alone and dying. He told the dispatcher his street number was "915," but the dispatcher thought he said "950" and sent paramedics to that address instead.

Heideman said the family wants some accountability and said this is NOT a lawsuit about money.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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