New Jersey Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Injury Attorney
Inured During Medical Transport?
Patients who require extra assistance need to travel safely and efficiently to and from their medical appointments. Most non-emergency transportation companies are for-profit businesses. They are often hired to assist people with special needs in their travels to various destinations. Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC is the law firm to contact if you or someone in your family has been injured by one of these services.
Non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) companies exist to assist people with mobility problems and disabilities in getting to their appointments. Many NEMT companies provide specialized vehicles that can accommodate disabled people and staff who have been trained in safe transportation of people. These companies are trusted by elderly and disabled patients who rely on their services, but accidents and negligence is a reality when transporting our vulnerable populations.
NEMT Negligence, Injuries
The Department of Community Health contracts vendors to transport Medicaid recipients in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These companies have to train their employees in the proper use of equipment, transporting disabled people and safely delivering them to their destinations. NEMT negligence can lead to injuries such as:
- Inadequate securing of wheelchair
- Equipment failure
- Patients being dropped while they are loading
- Negligent driving/crash
- Extreme heat and extreme cold
The company can be held responsible for injuries caused by NEMT negligence. Contact us at Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC if you or a loved one were hurt while using NEMT services. Free consultations are available to discuss your legal options and personal injury claims.