First responders were delayed in responding to at least four medical emergencies due to the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September that have been linked to one of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) political feuds. The delays were detailed in a letter from EMS coordinator Paul Favia to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich. It was obtained by the Bergen Record and dated Sept. 10, the second day Fort Lee was consumed by gridlock due to the lane closures. In one instance, it took EMS workers seven minutes to get to a 91-year-old woman who was unconscious and eventually died of cardiac arrest at a hospital.I know from first hand experience over the last twenty-plus years, it is very very hard to sue the government -- BUT I think we might have a good reason if you are the family of someone who needed an ambulance in this area on September 10th.
I'm relatively confident you'd have a shot at getting over the usual level of qualified immunities.
Of course...maybe manslaughter is a possibility here?