A Lawyer's Comment
Ouch. Things like these are why I went to law school instead of med school--I just couldn't handle the degree of human tragedy that was involved. (This is also why I opted to specialize in commercial/technological law instead of personal injury or the like--while I won't be able to defend any of you, after I graduate and pass the bar, I'd be glad to help you patent any useful medical things you invent.)
I haven't had much need of the EM department, but when I have, they've been most helpful, and they've done the best with what they've been allotted. Good eggs, virtually all of them.
Take care of yourselves, please. You deserve it.