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 Law Group, 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.