DISABLED MAN GRIEVOUSLY WOUNDED DURING TRANSPORT
Our client, who lives with physical disabilities, used the services of a transport healthcare van to drive him and his mother to the zoo for a day of fun. At the time of departure, the transport company did not strap in our client nor secure his wheelchair. During transport, the driver of the van stopped suddenly and made a sharp left turn. Out client was violently ejected from his wheelchair and thrown to the floor. He landed on a sharp piece of metal that severely injured his leg. Our client was taken to the hospital where he stayed for the next two weeks. The wound
became infected, and the infection spread to the bone. Due to the infection, our client underwent multiple surgeries and was released with a wound VAC system. He currently requires home health care and faces a possible skin graft to his leg. Our office is investigating the liability of the van driver and the transport healthcare company.
MISSING SAFETY GUARDS COST MAN HIS FINGERS
Our client worked for a building materials retailer when he was permanently maimed due to a safety violation. On the day of the incident, our client was using a saw on which the safety guards had been previously removed. As our client used the tool an accident occurred and three of his fingers were sawed off. He was rushed to emergency surgery, but they were unable to reattach the severed digits. Our client is now without a ring finger, middle finger, and index finger. Our office is pursuing a workers’ compensation claim for the allowance of multiple awards, as well as pursuing a violation of specific safety regulations, a personal injury claim for an intentional tort, and punitive damages.
WOMAN SUFFERS FOR NINE MONTHS AFTER SURGICAL CLIP LEFT IN DURING SURGERY
Our client suffered severe pain, loss of health, and a heavy financial burden when a surgical clip was left inside her during an appendectomy. Shortly after the procedure, our client began experiencing severe abdominal pain. For the next nine months, she suffered constant infections, pain, inflammation, and couldn’t eat. She was in and out of the hospital and was off work for four months. Because of the damage caused by the clip being left inside of our client’s body, she was forced to have 80 percent of her stomach removed. Our office is pursuing a medical malpractice claim on behalf of the client.