Our Michigan nursing home injury lawyers represent residents and patients who suffer injuries when dropped from Hoyer Lifts during transfers at the nursing home. Hoyer Lifts are used to transfer patients from one surface to another when they are unable to do it themselves due to their medical conditions. These include transfers from a wheelchair to a bed, a chair to a wheelchair, and a wheelchair to a toilet.
Under no circumstances should a resident ever fall or be dropped from a Hoyer Lift.These falls are the result of negligence by the nursing home staff. The main reasons for residents being dropped from hoyer lifts are:
- Improper training of staff on how to use the Hoyer lift
- Carelessness of the staff when using the lift
- Not enough staff assigned to transfer the patient with the lift
Types of Injuries From Being Dropped on a Hoyer Lift
The injuries suffered from being dropped by a Hoyer Lift are often very serious and can result in:
- Broken bones and fractured hips
- Back, Neck, and Spinal cord injuries
- Closed head injury or Traumatic Brain Injury, including brain bleeds
- Wrongful death
Legal Rights From Hoyer Lift Accident Injuries
When a patient is dropped from a Hoyer lift, the patient and family should pursue a nursing home negligence lawsuit against the facility for the injuries suffered by the fall. These lawsuits often result in substantial settlements because of the serious nature of the injuries and the lengthy course of medical treatment and rehabilitation. In cases involving death, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The statute of limitations for nursing home neglect lawsuits in Michigan is generally two years from the date of the incident. If you miss a deadline, your claim may be forever barred. To avoid missing a deadline, you should contact the Michigan Hoyer Lift injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
Contact Our Michign Hoyer Lift Injury Lawyers
Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home lawyers about your case. You can also fill out the 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. We charge no legal fees whatsover unless you receive a settlement in your case.