Our medical negligence team pursues lawsuits against hospitals and ambulance services (EMS) involving cases where patients suffer injuries after falling from a stretcher or gurney. These injuries can happen when a patient is transferred from a stretcher or gurney. This often happens when the medical staff is careless in the transport of the patient or when the patient is not properly strapped down on the stretcher.
Common Injuries From Stretcher Falls
The injuries suffered from a stretcher fall are often very serious and can result in:
- Fractured hips and broken bones
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Closed head injury or traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
Many of these injuries are very serious and require extensive medical treatment. There is no justifiable reason that a patient should suffer injuries as a result of a fall or drop from a stretcher. Quite often, the negligence is clear and documented in the medical record or EMS record.
Michigan Stretcher Fall Medical Negligence Lawsuits
When a patient is injured due to a fall from a stretcher, the patient and his family should pursue a medical negligence lawsuit against the facility for the injuries suffered by the fall. These lawsuits often result in substantial settlements because the injuries because of the serious nature of the injuries and the lengthy course of medical treatment and rehabilitation.
The statute of limitations for medical negligence lawsuits in Michigan is generally two years from the date of the incident. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be forever barred. To avoid missing a deadline, you should contact the Michigan injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
Contact Our Michigan Stretcher Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a fall from a stretcher at a hospital or under the supervision of EMS, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit and recover compensation for your injuries. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you right away. If we accept your case, we will begin working on it immediately.
We do not charge any legal fees. We represent all clients under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not be responsible for any payment until you have received a settlement. We will pay for all court costs and litigation expenses. It will literally cost you nothing to get started on your case. We put that in writing for you.