Elders only enter a nursing home because they can no longer perform certain tasks necessary to maintain their health. These tasks include transporting themselves to doctor appointments, outpatient surgery, and in some cases the emergency room. Once in the nursing home, residents rely on medical transportation services provided by the nursing home. Unfortunately, nursing home residents are often injured during transportation.
The law requires that a nursing home exercise due care and necessary precautions to prevent injuries when transporting residents. When nursing homes fail to exercise proper care and take proper precautions when transporting a resident then injuries are likely to occur.
There are many ways nursing homes residents are injured when being medically transported. One of the most common causes of injury is a motor vehicle accident. In fact, negligent driving accounts for many transportation related injuries to nursing home residents. On the other hand, nursing home residents can be injured because their wheelchair or stretcher is not properly secured. Finally, many transportation injuries occur after the vehicle is stopped. Too often nursing home staff are not careful while transferring the resident in and out of the vehicle which can result in falls.
If your loved one has suffered an injury as a result of medical transportation, we encourage you to contact our nursing home negligence and abuse law firm.
Nursing home abuse and negligence claims involve many complex legal and medical issues. Having the right attorney is essential to recovering what you deserve. Our Midwest nursing home abuse law firm will do everything possible to assist you in obtaining the maximum compensation you deserve. More importantly, our firm will serve as an ally that will give you and your family the respect and compassion it needs. Contact us to protect your family today.