Negligent Patient Transportation Accidents
For Over 20 Years, Jed Dietrich, Esq., Famed as a New York Super Lawyer and National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and His Veteran Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Have Assertively Litigated to Command the Highest Possible Compensation for Victims Severely Injured in Patient Transport Mishaps in Buffalo, New York.
As we age, moving around is not always as easy as it once was. Even leaving the house and running errands often involves a different approach than it used to. Attending vital doctors’ appointments, physical therapy sessions, or weekly dialysis treatments may be impossible to attend alone. Fortunately, modern transport services, such as non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and ambulette companies, offer restricted individuals transportation from their homes, nursing homes, and other locations to medical facilities. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), most non-emergency medical transportation services are covered by Medicare and Medicaid programs. These programs help ensure that the elderly have access to the care they need. Additionally, ambulettes are very useful for people with ailments such as type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis.
These medical transport services are an invaluable tool for those that do not have family or friends available to bring them to and from appointments. Being able to attend necessary doctors’ appointments can make the difference between good health and poor health. As such, vulnerable patients depend on medical transport companies and staff to get to and from medical facilities safe and sound. However, sometimes weak and defenseless passengers suffer devastating injuries at the hands of the same companies that are supposed to be assisting them. From caregivers ignoring patients’ needs and failing to report injuries to passengers who use wheelchairs being improperly secured, negligent ambulette personnel can cause preventable accidents. Unfortunately, patient transport accidents may lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), internal bleeding, fractured bones, spinal cord damage, and even wrongful deaths. It is important to realize that there is no excuse for medical transport companies allowing their passengers to suffer injury. As such, careless mistakes should never be tolerated.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team acknowledges medical transport mishaps can considerably worsen passengers’ existing medical conditions. Patients who have been seriously injured in these types of accidents often suffer grave emotional, psychological, and monetary difficulties. Although being hurt by medical transport personnel can be a traumatic nightmare, it does not have to be for you when you have our battle-tested attorneys fighting for you every step of the way. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his seasoned team of non-emergency medical transport patient injury lawyers take great pride in securing the maximum compensation possible for all of our clients. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has done everything in his power to obtain over $175 million in judgments and settlements for victims who suffered serious injuries in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Our best of the best team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated lawyers offer free, confidential case evaluations and consultations.Common Examples of Non-Emergency Medical Transport Negligence
Medical transportation services use ambulettes and other vehicles specially equipped with secure seating, wheelchair lifts, and special accommodations. Caretakers and drivers are contracted to take vulnerable passengers to and from their medical appointments. Medical transport service incidents and resulting injuries are regularly caused by negligent acts and inactions such as:
- Accidents involving careless non-emergency transport drivers;
- Transport drivers taking sharp turns or stopping abruptly;
- Mishaps involving transport personnel irresponsibly shifting or moving patients;
- Attempting to cover up injuries, which is particularly common with passengers who have suffered from brain damage, deafness, or stroke;
- Failing to strap or secure passengers in their chairs properly;
- Using wheelchair lifts improperly;
- Neglecting to fasten wheelchairs inside of transport vehicles;
- Lack of training in proper patient handling procedures;
- Caretakers neglecting patients’ essential medical care;
- Insufficient guidelines in case of a patient emergency;
- Passengers falling or being dropped while being moved from door to door; and
- Lack of sufficient transport personnel screening and background checks.
WERE YOU, OR AN ELDERLY FAMILY MEMBER, ACUTELY INJURED OR WORSE DUE TO MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CONTACT JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS ELITE AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK PATIENT TRANSPORT INJURY LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU DESERVE!
Non-emergency medical transport companies are typically responsible for moving the disabled, elderly, and other individuals with incapacitating health problems. Ambulette staff members have a legal duty to ensure that passengers do not suffer any preventable injuries. Most medical transport services have detailed guidelines on dealing with patients. Additionally, personnel should receive extensive training on moving and caring for the patients. Sadly, when proper procedures are disregarded, passengers may suffer catastrophic harm or worse. Most of these injuries could easily be avoided with appropriate consideration.
Victims may be entitled to pursue personal injury lawsuits when their injuries were caused by a lack of reasonable care. To recover monetary compensation, passengers must demonstrate that their injuries resulted from negligence by the transportation service or caregivers. Negligence can consist of both actions undertaken or neglecting to take the appropriate measures when needed. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly experienced investigation team will systematically examine the incident that resulted in your injuries to establish negligence. Our seasoned litigators will prove that the responsible parties should be held liable by showing the following:
- The ambulette personnel were legally obligated to provide you with the same level of care that similarly qualified employees would have provided in the same situation;
- That legal obligation was violated by personnel failing to provide reasonable care or acting neglectfully while transporting you;
- The transport staff’s lack of caution caused you to get hurt; and
- Consequently, you suffered actual injuries or losses.
You should not be forced to bear the brunt of paying medical bills, suffering mobility difficulties, declined future independence, or other unexpected effects. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of veteran lawyers, will not allow another’s negligence to ruin your life. Victims of non-emergency transport accidents may be eligible to obtain money to pay for hospital bills and other treatment expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, permanent disability, loss of enjoyment, and much more. Practicing law, the Dietrich way, we are dedicated, determined, and disciplined to obtain the best possible result. Our highly qualified lawyers have successfully litigated multi-million-dollar claims and would appreciate the opportunity to pursue your lawsuit. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading attorneys provide free case assessments and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq., celebrated as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, would be thrilled to discuss your medical transport claim in more detail. We are available 24/7 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!