Dialysis Patient Transport Accidents
Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Distinguished Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Premier Lawyers of America, and His Seasoned Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Celebrated as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Forcefully Litigate to Obtain the Maximum Compensation for Dialysis Patients Injured While Being Transported in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.
Starting in the late 1960s, a procedure called dialysis has been used in place of kidneys affected by birth defects, disease, or injury. When individuals develop end-stage kidney failure, they can lose as much as 85 to 90 percent of their kidney function. Dialysis is utilized while patients are waiting for their kidneys to resume full functioning until receiving a transplant or if neither of those options is available. Dialysis patients need reliable and punctual transportation to reach their appointments on time. It may be essential for individuals requiring treatment to visit a dialysis center up to 3 times per week, every week. Missing even one appointment can be incredibly dangerous and cause patients to fall ill. Patients are often extremely fatigued after dialysis, which makes driving impractical. Fortunately, special dialysis transport services help patients get to and from local dialysis facilities safely.
Dialysis transportation companies and staff have a legal obligation to transfer and drive patients using reasonable care. Unfortunately, when drivers or caregivers act irresponsibly or negligently, horrible accidents can occur. With some dialysis patients already afflicted with kidney issues and a range of other health complications, transport accidents can leave victims completely devastated. Furthermore, coping with added medical problems can lead to severe emotional, psychological, and monetary difficulties. No victim should have to face the consequences of another’s carelessness alone. Obtaining reasonable compensation for all of your injuries may be the only way to get back on your feet again. With such high stakes, it is imperative to have Western New York’s finest personal injury attorney litigating your claim. The battle-tested attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. represent clients injured in a wide range of health care mishaps, including dialysis transport accidents.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. established the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with the dream of providing his clients with the highest standard of personal injury service. Applauded as a Best Attorney of America, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced lawyers have witnessed the catastrophic consequences that dialysis patient transport incidents and ensuing injuries can have on victims and, ultimately, their families. We recognize how much individuals with kidney impairments depend on dialysis. Our compassionate team also acknowledges the pain and trauma that victims can suffer after being gravely injured while going to or from treatment. The Dietrich Legal Team’s Buffalo, New York dialysis passenger injury attorneys fight tirelessly to help injured victims get the highest compensation available under the law. Our veteran lawyers promise to treat you with the utmost respect and do everything possible to support you during this difficult time. Please contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s best of the best today by dialing 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. We would be happy to provide you with a complimentary, no-obligation consultation and case assessment.Potential Dialysis Side Effects to be Aware of
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), around 786,000 Americans live with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). More than 70 percent, roughly 558,000, of those with ESKD receive ongoing dialysis treatment. Like those with healthy kidneys, dialysis helps keep the body in balance by removing waste, excess water, and salt to prevent them from accumulating in the body. Additionally, it helps control blood pressure and maintains a good level of elements in the blood, such as potassium and bicarbonate. When dialysis patients do not receive needed treatments, it can result in severe complications and even death. Unfortunately, uncomfortable side effects from dialysis are very common. Patients should seek immediate medical care if they experience any of the following side effects following dialysis:
- Trouble breathing;
- Swelling, redness, or pain in the limbs;
- Loss of consciousness; or
- Fever above 101 Fahrenheit.
Individuals who undergo treatment also frequently struggle with low blood pressure and balance problems that can result in treacherous falls and other accidents. Fatigue and flu-like symptoms are other typical side effects of dialysis. Therefore, transport services need to make all reasonable efforts to ensure that patients stay injury-free.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER GRAVE INJURIES CAUSED BY A DIALYSIS TRANSPORT SERVICE’S CARELESSNESS IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CONTACT JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS ELITE AND HIGHLY RATED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK DIALYSIS PATIENT TRANSPORT INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
When dialysis patients are suffering from extreme exhaustion or other side effects that could lead to tragic accidents, such as collapsing while walking, falling while entering or exiting the vehicle, being jostled around during the drive, or even passing out, caregivers must be aware of the risks and are obligated to provide vital assistance to weakened patients. The welfare and safety of the passengers should always be a caregiver’s top priority. Negligence occurs when dialysis transport services, drivers, or caretakers breach their duties of care. To obtain compensation, victims need to show that the transport company or staff failed to live up to the standard of care. While this standard varies based on the particular circumstances, the ultimate question in dialysis transport injury cases is whether the passenger was provided the same level of care that would have been given by reasonable transport personnel under similar conditions. If not, our battle-tested lawyers can hold them accountable for any injuries that occurred as a result. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s expert witnesses are crucial for establishing the standard of care in your case and demonstrating that the failure to meet that level of care caused you to suffer injury, which can be a new ailment or the worsening of an existing condition.
At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our seasoned team is devoted to helping injured dialysis patients get the justice that they deserve. We are highly qualified litigators who are ready, if necessary, to take your claim through trial. Nevertheless, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a prominent member of the Premier Lawyers of America, and his elite team of attorneys are also talented negotiators that have enjoyed amazing success in obtaining favorable settlements. Careless defendants and their insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients. We offer complimentary, no-obligation case consultations at our offices, and we can also come to you if you are unable to make it to us. Our top rated lawyers are well-equipped with the resources to force both drivers and transport companies to take responsibility for their lack of care. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading team is available 24/7 by calling 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. We are hard-hitting, persistent, and trustworthy personal injury lawyers who are ready to WIN your case.
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!