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Dropped Ambulance Patients

Patients Injured By Ambulance Drops In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Famed as a New York Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Battle-Tested Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Aggressively Litigate to Demand Maximum Damages for Patients Severely Injured by Ambulance Drops in Buffalo, New York.


Patients Injured By Ambulance Drops In Buffalo, New YorkAmbulance workers have extremely demanding jobs. Some of the most crucial emergency treatments that patients receive take place immediately after accidents and severe health emergencies. The medical services provided by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics can contribute substantially toward dictating the patient’s outcome. Without skilled paramedics, patients might not even survive long enough to be operated on by surgeons. Unfortunately, high-pressure situations can cause emergency medical technicians to make careless mistakes, such as dropping patients. Imagine if you, or a loved one, were seriously injured because a negligent ambulance worker dropped you.

Proper loading and unloading of patients onto and off of an ambulance is extremely important. While being rushed to the hospital for serious health complications, injured patients may be completely incapacitated and require stretcher support. Debilitated patients are forced to rely on emergency medical technicians to transport them to the hospital without inflicting further injury. One of the most common causes of ambulance-related injuries is when patients are dropped. Paramedics are legally obligated to protect patients from all unnecessary harm. Although ambulance companies have step-by-step instructions specifying how to transfer patients, these guidelines are sometimes not properly followed. Most dropped patient mishaps are caused by ambulance worker errors while moving victims. The majority of patient drops could easily be avoided by training staff adequately and adhering to moving protocols. Ambulance drop victims may be eligible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against all responsible parties for monetary compensation relating to hospital bills and other fall-related treatment expenses, permanent disability, pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment, and much more.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has obtained more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. recognizes your damages could have momentous repercussions for your life and well-being. Being dropped by paramedics can be a harrowing ordeal; however, it does not have to be for you when you have the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly skilled, zealous, and tenacious team representing you every step of the way. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his seasoned team of Buffalo, New York, dropped ambulance patient injury attorneys are here to assist with your claim from start to finish. Practicing law, the Dietrich way, we are dedicated, determined, and disciplined to obtain the best possible result. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by dialing 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. The best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers free, confidential case evaluations.

The Most Common Causes Of Ambulance Drops

The Most Common Causes Of Ambulance DropsRegrettably, most ambulance patients are dropped while being transported to the hospital. The frantic feeling of an emergency, general inattentiveness, overstraining, and worker fatigue can all lead to hazardous conditions. Patient drop accidents are often caused by various factors, including:

  1. Disregard for proper safety precautions;
  2. Ambulance staff who are insufficiently trained in transferring techniques;
  3. Attempting to lift patients from the floor;
  4. Using handles for lateral patient transfers;
  5. Miscommunication among the paramedics and staff;
  6. Steep stairways in older apartment buildings without working elevators;
  7. Failure of the paramedics to all work together and position themselves accordingly;
  8. Uneven driveway or sidewalk pavements;
  9. Old or inadequate transfer equipment; and
  10. Moving too fast to allow for proper lifting techniques.

DID YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT, SUFFER SEVERE INJURIES OR WORSE AFTER BEING DROPPED BY AMBULANCE WORKERS 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, DROPPED AMBULANCE PATIENT ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS AT (716)-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Proving That Your Injuries Were Caused By Negligence

To recover monetary compensation for being dropped, patients are required to prove that their injuries were caused by the transporting paramedics or ambulance company’s negligence. Both ambulance companies and employees have a legal duty to make all reasonable efforts to ensure patients are moved safely. This includes carrying out all necessary precautions to prevent patients from being dropped. As such, ambulance companies should take reasonable measures to ensure their workers are properly vetted and trained. Ambulance workers should apply proper transporting techniques and take all necessary safety precautions. Personal injury claims can be filed when a drop results from conduct or circumstances that were preventable or could have been avoided. For example, if paramedics dropped an immobilized patient down the stairs when they could have used a working elevator.

Ambulance staff can be found negligent for actions that they took or failing to take the appropriate steps when necessary. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly qualified, tenacious, and hardworking team will systematically investigate your mishap and collect evidence to show that the paramedics should be held liable for all of your injuries. Our battle-tested litigators will establish negligence by proving the following legal elements:

  1. The ambulance workers owed you a duty of care requiring them to provide the same quality of treatment that similarly-trained and knowledgeable staff would have provided under the same circumstances;
  2. That duty of care was breached by failing to exercise reasonable care or acting negligently in the process of transporting you;
  3. Their breach caused you to be dropped; and
  4. Consequently, you suffered genuine injuries and/or damages.

When transporting patients, sudden drops could easily result in traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal organ damage, and spinal cord injuries. You should not be forced to carry the burden of paying costly medical bills, suffering mobility problems, decreased future independence, or other unanticipated undesirable effects. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of veteran lawyers, promise to take on any case that we believe has merit. Our seasoned lawyers will not allow another’s incompetence or inattention to ruin your way of life. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly experienced attorneys have successfully litigated multi-million-dollar cases and welcome the opportunity to obtain the highest possible compensation for your injuries and other damages. Our noteworthy dedication to topping your expectations and producing an extraordinary result is what differentiates us from other lawyers. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. provides free lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq., renowned as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, would be pleased to speak with you regarding your ambulance drop accident. We are available twenty-four-seven by dialing 716-839-3939.


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!

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