Handling Transport and Restraint Injury Cases
Individuals trust that a nursing home or assisted living facility will give their elderly loved ones the care and attention that they need to have a healthy, happy life. Unfortunately, through neglect, improper training or inattention, vulnerable loved ones might suffer injuries that could have easily been prevented. If a family member was injured while being cared for in a nursing home, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm to discuss the situation.
The lawyers at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C., have extensive experience representing clients through estate planning, elder law and personal injury matters. If your elderly loved one was injured while in the care of a nursing home, you might be entitled to recover monetary compensation for his or her mistreatment.
WHAT ARE INJURIES DURING TRANSPORT?
When a nursing home transports elderly residents to a different place in the home, or drives them to a different location altogether, certain care must be taken. Due to muscle atrophy or frail bones, a fall can have devastating consequences. Broken bones, muscle strain, torn ligaments, ruptured tendons — these are only a few of the catastrophic injuries that can occur.
Transport injuries can cover a wide range of situations, including:
- Falls while moving an individual from bed to wheelchair
- Improper use of restraints on a gurney
- Improper use of restraints in a vehicle
- Failure to use seat belts while traveling
Nursing home staff inattention is the underlying cause of a significant number of injuries. Whether the nursing home is in Queens or another community throughout New York, we invite you to schedule a free consultation at our office. Our lawyers can be reached by phone or through a convenient online contact form. From falls to restraint injuries to injuries during transport, we can help you seek the money you are owed.