Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Injury Lawyer
Trips to and from medical appointments need to be safe and efficient for patients needing extra assistance. Non-emergency medical transportation companies are usually for-profit businesses that are hired to help those with special care needs travel to their various destinations. If you or a family member has been wrongly injured using one of these services, Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC is your source for a non-emergency medical transportation injury lawyer in Georgia.
Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) companies are meant to help those with mobility issues and disabilities travel to their necessary appointments. Most NEMT companies have specialized vehicles designed to accommodate wheelchairs and disabled persons, along with staff with special training on how to safely transport their clients. Disabled and elderly patients rely on these companies’ service and put their safety into the company’s hands.
NEMT Negligence and Injuries
In Georgia, the main NEMT companies are vendors that are contracted by the Department of Community Health to provide transportation to those on Medicaid. These companies are obligated to properly train their employees on transporting disabled persons, using the correct equipment and delivering their riders safely to their destinations. Some causes of the injuries that can occur from NEMT negligence include:
- Improper securing of wheelchair
- Equipment failure
- Dropping patients while loading
- Negligent driving or crashes
- Extreme heat or cold
When NEMT negligence causes injuries, the company can be held accountable. If you or a loved one were injured while using an NEMT service, contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC at our office in Duluth, GA, to schedule an appointment. We offer free consultations to discuss injury claims and your legal options.