Medical Transport Driver Breaks Patient’s Wrist during Abrupt Stop; Hospital Settles
A patient who was blind and an amputee was being transported by the defendant hospital’s medical transport vehicle. During the transport, the transport driver without warning slammed on the brakes and came to an abrupt stop. The patient, who was not properly secured in the back of the transport vehicle, was thrown to the floor of the transport from her wheelchair. As a result of the fall, the patient sustained a wrist fracture, a scalp hematoma, and facial abrasions.
The hospital settled before trial for a generous amount. The hospital requested confidentiality of the settlement amount.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Fri, July 22, 2011
by Kristie Pierce