Ithaca, New York, EMT Dropped Patient Injuries

Highly Experienced Ambulance Patient Injury Lawyers In Ithaca, New York

Differentiated as a New York Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, Jed Dietrich, Esq., and His Team of Persistent, Hard-Hitting, and Zealous Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Litigate to Achieve Unparalleled Outcomes for Patients Who Have Suffered Devastating Injuries in Ambulances in Ithaca, New York, Throughout New York’s Finger Lakes Region, and Beyond.

EMS Paramedics Every year, millions of ambulances rush patients undergoing medical emergencies to hospitals. In many cases, getting urgent medical treatment and timely transportation to the medical facility is crucial to a positive outcome for patients. Regrettably, ambulance companies and staff do not always abide by the rules and regulations enacted to keep patients unharmed. When ambulance personnel fails to perform their obligations properly, it can result in catastrophic injuries and even the loss of life. For example, first responders neglected to properly secure an incapacitated patient to a stretcher causing him to be thrown out of the turning ambulance. Consequently, the patient suffered severe injuries, including a hip fracture, multiple broken bones, internal organ damage, quadriplegia, and blunt-force head trauma.

The Ithaca, New York ambulance injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. could help you if the carelessness or negligence of ambulance personnel led you to suffer a preventable injury. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is dedicated to demanding the answers that you are looking for. Our highly experienced attorneys can gather vital evidence and establish the particulars necessary to set forth the most compelling arguments for your claim. We have the skills and resources necessary to litigate your case while providing the support and encouragement that you need to fully recover. Our veteran team is strongly committed to holding both negligent ambulance companies and emergency personnel responsible for your injuries.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., has helped countless injured victims in the Finger Lakes region, throughout New York State, and beyond by providing first-class personal injury representation. In the past 23 years of practice, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully obtained more than $175 million in judgments and settlements to compensate clients. You may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, reduced future earning capacity, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, and much more. Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s greatest reward is hearing past clients talk about the extraordinary legal counsel that the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. provided them. We would be honored to meet you for an initial case consultation. Our compassionate lawyers can visit you in the hospital or at your home whenever it is convenient. All initial consultations are complimentary and confidential. Our seasoned attorneys are available twenty-four-seven by calling (716) 839-3939 or by completing our online consultation form.

What Duties Do Paramedics Owe Ambulance Patients?

Male Paramedic After experiencing injuries or health problems so grave that an ambulance is needed, most people never take into account the ride to the hospital; patients aboard ambulances have a reasonable expectation of being transported to their destinations safely. In the event of an emergency, we expect competent and qualified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics to respond. Sadly, some patients’ lives are torn apart by the same ambulance personnel who were supposed to save them. According to reasonable expectations and standards of the medical industry, ambulance workers owe their patients the following duties:

  1. Providing timely responses to all emergency calls;
  2. Properly loading and unloading patients into and out of ambulances;
  3. Preparing patients for safe transport to the closest emergency room;
  4. Examining patients for deadly injuries and medical conditions;
  5. Correctly gauging the severity of a patient’s injuries or health problem;
  6. Administering oxygen, intravenous (IV) therapy, medication, or other necessary treatments at the appropriate time;
  7. Treating life-threatening symptoms per their medical training;
  8. Manage patients requiring critical care until delivering them to the hospital staff; and
  9. Effectively communicating the patient’s medical condition and all other relevant information to emergency room doctors.

First responders are legally obligated to perform the duties of their jobs with as much attention and care as possible. Failing to abide by regulations and making avoidable mistakes that fall outside the emergency medical standard of care may be considered negligence.



What Standard Of Care Is Owed By Ambulance Companies?

Patients’ health and well-being should be every ambulance company’s top priority. For the safety of patients, ambulance companies are required by New York law to follow certain safety standards. Ambulances are expected to contain the equipment necessary to support emergency medical treatment and stabilize patients. When an ambulance is not fully equipped or organized, it can cause delays in providing life-saving treatments. Additionally, if employees are not adequately trained to provide emergency medical care or fail to deliver treatment that complies with their training, the ambulance company may be held accountable. Reasonable duties of care for ambulance companies include:

  1. Proper maintenance and repair of all ambulances;
  2. Ambulances must contain suitable medical equipment;
  3. All medical instruments should be routinely inspected and in working order;
  4. Necessary medications for emergency treatment should be easily accessible;
  5. All emergency personnel must be properly trained;
  6. Safe and proper protocols must be established for moving patients;
  7. Guidelines for both patient transport and treatment should be provided;
  8. Emergency personnel work hours and shifts should be regulated;
  9. Ambulances must maintain enough staff; and
  10. All employees must be thoroughly vetted before hiring them.

Our elite team has dedicated itself to taking on some of the most challenging injury claims because they have the expertise and knowledge to help victims and their families. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his veteran attorneys extensive history of obtaining extraordinary results for clients speaks for itself. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested lawyers regularly obtain six and seven-figure settlements and jury verdicts for clients. We promise to take every possible step to ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation for your injuries. Speaking with one of our highly skilled attorneys is free. Please call (716) 839-3939 now to schedule your case evaluation.

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 Ithaca, 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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