Faulty Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Equipment Injury
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Applauded as a New York Super Lawyer and Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, and His Team of Passionate, Persistent, and Painstaking Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Fight to Obtain the Highest Compensation for Patients Who Were Injured by Defective Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Equipment in Western New York.
Unfortunately, as individuals get older, they often cannot get around as easily as they used to. As we get older, even walking a short distance may be extremely difficult. Many seniors have regularly scheduled medical appointments and other health care needs. However, when coping with incapacitating health issues, most do not have the luxury of driving themselves to and from their medical treatments. Many aging, disabled, and immobilized individuals rely on non-emergency medical transportation companies (NEMT) to transport them to essential medical appointments. These companies are often contracted by nursing homes, insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure patients reach their appointments. As such, medical transportation companies and caregivers are legally obligated to use reasonable care when transporting patients.
Non-emergency medical transportation companies must utilize ambulettes and other specially equipped vehicles to move patients from one place to another. These specialized vehicles are fitted with secure seating, safety accommodations, wheelchair lifts, and other special accessibility tools. Providing passengers with proper care would be impossible without the proper medical equipment. Regretfully, this critical equipment on medical transport service vehicles can malfunction, break, or be operated inappropriately. When these problems occur, transport passengers can suffer severe injuries or even death. Many of these accidents could easily be prevented if ambulette providers and their personnel ensured that all medical apparatuses were in proper working order. When equipment is not thoroughly inspected or adequately serviced before use, mishaps are inevitable.
If you, or an elderly relative, have suffered any type of medical transport injury, it is crucial to contact Western New York’s finest personal injury attorney. Jed Dietrich, Esq., much-admired as a Best Attorney of America, has the resources and knowledge necessary to win your non-emergency medical transportation injury case. For over 2 decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq., has fought to hold parties liable for their carelessness and disregard for others. Our battle-tested lawyers strongly believe that no one should ever have to bear the burden of being injured by another person’s negligence. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team is committed to providing all of our clients with the personal attention that they deserve. Should you have any inquiries or need help, please contact us for a complimentary case evaluation. Our expert team is available 24/7 at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.Negligence Due to Lack of Equipment Maintenance
Non-emergency medical transportation companies have a legal responsibility to perform routine inspections and appropriate maintenance on the medical apparatuses that they use. When medical devices are inadequately kept or not maintained at all, it can result in malfunctioning or complete failure of the equipment. Staff and passengers depend on these tools to get them to and from medical appointments safely. Tasks such as failing to grease the hydraulic lifts on a wheelchair lift or inspect wheelchair tie-downs, can lead to life-altering consequences. For example, a 79-year-old ambulette passenger was thrown into the ambulette’s windshield after the anchorages holding her wheelchair snapped. The personnel’s failure to ensure that the anchorages were sufficiently secured to the floor caused the passenger to suffer a hip fracture, broken femur, and blunt-force head trauma. There is no excuse for this needless suffering. As you might expect, most passengers who need medical transportation services are already struggling with poor health. Accidents involving ambulette devices can aggravate existing medical problems, or lead to new ones, and cause brutal emotional, psychological, and financial difficulties that are commonly associated with serious injuries.
DID YOU, OR AN AGING FAMILY MEMBER, SUFFER GRAVE INJURIES CAUSED BY A NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES DEFECTIVE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS SEASONED AND HIGHLY RATED TEAM OF WESTERN NEW YORK PATIENT TRANSPORT INJURY ATTORNEYS AT (716) 839-3939 TODAY TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
The welfare and safety of the passengers should always be a non-emergency medical transportation service’s top priority. When transport companies, drivers, or other caregivers breach their duties of reasonable care by failing to maintain medical equipment, passengers can suffer severe injury or worse. Suppose that you were unfortunate enough to get hurt by a faulty medical device. You owe it to yourself to contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys. The monetary compensation that you obtain in a personal injury lawsuit is intended to bring you back to the same position that you were in before the accident. Consequently, the money you get largely depends on the scope and gravity of your injuries. Our highly experienced lawyers promise to take all available measures to guarantee that you obtain the maximum possible compensation. You may be eligible to pursue both economic and non-economic damages for the following:
- All present and future medical costs caused by your accident;
- Rehabilitation and any other long-term care expenses;
- Lost profits, wages, and any other job-related benefits from missing work;
- Diminished future earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering caused by your injuries;
- Any permanent disabilities and disfigurements sustained;
- Loss of enjoyment and consortium (the forfeiture of benefits of a family bond); and
- All other unforeseen damages associated with your accident.
Jed Dietrich, Esq., a prominent member of the Premier Lawyers of America, and his top rated team of lawyers are ready to aggressively litigate your claim. Our legendary attorneys are fully equipped to force the medical transport company to take accountability for the harm caused. Negligent companies and their insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. more than $175,000,000.00 in judgments and settlements to compensate his clients. Our leading team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.
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 Western New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!