Our medical negligence lawyers handle cases involving patients who suffer injuries from falls out of wheelchairs in hospitals and nursing homes. These injuries often occur due to negligent transfers into the wheelchair or from the wheelchair to a toilet, bed, or even a vehicle waiting to transport the patient home. The injuries suffered are often very serious and require extensive medical treatment and even surgery.
Hospital patients and nursing home residents in wheelchairs are already compromised due their medical conditions. These conditions are often directly related to ambulating itself, such as a patient with an orthopedic injury, or are for patients who had recently undergone some type of surgery. Many of these patients are still under medications that impair their ability to safely transfer from the chair to another location.
The medical staff at the facility should be properly trained and have policies and procedures for the safe transfer of wheelchair patients. Under no circumstances should a patient fall and become injured when under the control of medical facility or under the supervision of the medical staff. This is often clear evidence of medical negligence.
When a hospital patient or nursing home patient is injured due to a fall from a wheelchair, the patient and his family can pursue a lawsuit against the facility for the injuries suffered by the fall. These lawsuits often result in substantial settlements because the injuries are often serious and require surgery. In cases involving the death of a resident, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed.
The statute of limitations for medical negligence cases in Michigan generally two years from the date of the incident. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. You can also fill out the orange GET HELP NOW box on the right of the page to provide us your case information. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, reviewing your entire medical chart to gather evidence necessary to prove and win your case.