When ambulance personnel fail to do their jobs correctly and don’t meet the standard of care, a patient may suffer devastating consequences. The care administered to a patient on an ambulance as they are transported to the hospital is critical to the patient’s future outcome. Any mistakes or shortcomings on the driver’s or EMTs’ part could be considered ambulance negligence. Read on to learn more about ambulance negligence and contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek for help navigating your claims.
What is Ambulance Negligence?
In general, ambulance negligence often involves EMTs and paramedics who fail to uphold their responsibilities and deviate from the standard of care. A common example is improperly administered emergency treatment, like incorrectly intubating the patient or failing to pass along information to the treating doctor. Additionally, ambulance negligence can involve the process of getting to the patient or hospital destination, such as taking too long to get to the patient after a 911 call is made, or when the ambulance is not stocked with the right equipment or medication to stabilize the patient’s condition.
What If The Ambulance Crashes with A Patient On Board?
If the ambulance gets involved in a vehicular accident with a patient on board and en route to the hospital, and the patient sustains injuries from the accident, the patient can be compensated for injuries caused or worsened by the collision. However, this scenario would likely not be considered medical malpractice, but rather a serious personal injury claim. Whether your claim is against the ambulance company or the driver of the other vehicle will depend on whose negligent actions caused the accident.
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To determine whether your individual circumstances constitute grounds for medical malpractice or serious personal injury, contact Cardaro & Peek for a case evaluation. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of medical malpractice and personal injury cases, and will fight to recover every bit of damages that you deserve..
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Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
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