Defective Ambulance Equipment Injury
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Acclaimed as a Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Brilliant, Tenacious, and Steadfast Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Documented as a Best Law Firm of America, Litigate to Obtain Unrivaled Outcomes for Patients Severely Injured in Accidents Involving Substandard Ambulance Equipment in Buffalo, New York.
Emergency medical staff have extremely demanding and highly critical professions. Whenever victims are suffering from serious medical emergencies, they depend on paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to rush them to the hospital. While facing life-threatening consequences, some of the most critical care that a victim receives takes place at the scene and inside of the ambulance. The medical treatment provided by first responders can be the difference between life and death. Without highly capable emergency medical technicians, some victims would not survive long enough to even see a doctor. Providing patients with emergency treatment would not be possible without the proper medical equipment. Unfortunately, medical equipment malfunctions, failures, and user errors are quite common and can result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities.
Just imagine if you, or a family member, encountered a medical emergency and called 911. Upon arriving, you were placed on a stretcher so that the paramedics could move you to the ambulance. However, one of the wheels on the stretcher broke off and caused you to violently crash onto the ground. Ambulance companies and personnel are legally obligated to ensure that all medical equipment is in proper working condition. When equipment that has not been inspected or serviced is used, unnecessary accidents are bound to happen. Defective ambulance equipment mishaps can result in internal bleeding, broken bones, neck and spinal cord injuries, total paralysis, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and even wrongful deaths. Suffering additional injuries on the way to the hospital should never be considered an acceptable part of an ambulance ride.
Jed Dietrich, Esq., a legendary personal injury and product liability lawyer, and his highly experienced team have witnessed the destructive consequences that the dreadful injuries caused by dangerous medical equipment can have on victims and, ultimately, their families. After suffering any type of accident, your main concern should be recuperating, and our veteran attorneys are here to help with the rest. Pursuing a lawsuit against the responsible party may be the only way to get back on your feet. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has aggressively litigated to obtain more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients who were injured in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading team has the knowledge and proficiency necessary to investigate your claim and place you in a position to get the highest possible recovery. The Dietrich Legal Team offers complimentary, confidential lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Our seasoned team would be honored to discuss your case in more detail. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.Medical Equipment Every Ambulance Should Have
When a medical emergency strikes and the hospital is distant, paramedics must stabilize patients. Having quality medical equipment is essential for ambulance crews to save lives on the go. Whether it be a gunshot wound or a heart attack, ambulances must be fully equipped to deal with any situation. At a minimum, every ambulance should contain the following:
- An ECG monitor with a defibrillator;
- Transport ventilators;
- Trauma/spinal boards;
- Infusion syringe pumps;
- Oxygen supply units;
- Cervical collars;
- Medication bags; and
- Wheeled stretchers.
Patients should be able to trust that ambulance personnel are using safe, dependable, routinely inspected, and up-to-date medical equipment. Something as simple as a dead battery in a defibrillator can cause a life-long injury or death. Most problems related to malfunctioning medical gear are caused by faulty components or lack of maintenance. Routine inspections and servicing are crucial to keeping emergency devices in working order. Furthermore, necessary repairs should never be overlooked.
WERE YOU, OR A FAMILY MEMBER, SERIOUSLY INJURED OR WORSE IN AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY DEFECTIVE AMBULANCE EQUIPMENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS ELITE AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK, FAULTY AMBULANCE EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Every day, paramedics use medical devices to diagnose and treat patients suffering from medical emergencies. Ambulance service providers and crews are legally obligated to be cautious and attentive, not only when treating patients but also when inspecting and servicing emergency equipment. Sometimes medical gear can glitch, break, or hurt the patient it is being used on. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), as many as 98,000 victims suffer fatalities caused by medical oversights, which include equipment errors and failures. If defective ambulance equipment harmed you or made it impossible for you to receive proper care, your life might have been altered forever. Depending on the conditions that caused your injury, you may have the right to pursue a product liability claim against the responsible device designer, manufacturer, or dealer.
All too often, medical equipment is marketed and sold by corporations that are more concerned with revenues than public safety. Medical devices are often approved for use before ever being proven safe or effective. Additionally, when a malfunction is caused by improper maintenance, installation, or repair, the ambulance company or technicians may be held liable. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned attorneys investigate instances of medical device malfunctions that resulted in severe injuries. Every component of ambulance equipment must be operating adequately to prevent unnecessary harm. Product liability claims, especially ones involving medical devices, can be extremely technical and often require expert witnesses, systematic examination, and detailed analysis. To successfully prove your product liability claim, we must demonstrate that the ambulance equipment was defective, kept you from receiving necessary medical care, or generated an unreasonable risk.
Retaining the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading attorneys will force all liable parties to take responsibility for the harm they caused. We promise to fight your case until the bitter end. Our seasoned team has vast experience in obtaining justice for victims of dangerous medical devices. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his leading team of Buffalo, New York lawyers promise to act quickly and fittingly to advance the most effective legal strategies to boost your chances of obtaining the maximum compensation for injuries suffered and assure that justice is served. You may be eligible to obtain compensation for damages, such as hospital bills and other medical costs, lost wages, physical therapy, permanent disability, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and much more. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., documented as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney now at 716-839-3939 so that he can help you!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!