Medical lifts allow patients confined to a bed to have a certain amount of mobility. Moving from their bed to a bath can be easier when a lift is provided to help them. However, defective lifts can — and do — catastrophically injure a patient already dealing with serious medical issues. In some cases, the failure of the lift to operate properly has resulted in death.
At Furr & Henshaw, we provide compassion, skill and resources for clients victimized by negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, we can help you file a medical malpractice claims. We have more than 40 years of experience. In this time we have earned a reputation for obtaining successful results. With offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, we serve throughout South Carolina.
Pursuing Justice For You
Dangerous and defective medical lifts can injure patients due to the following:
- Missing spring washer
- Pin breakage
- Defective hydraulic pump
- Defective replacement pump
- Defective sling or sling straps or chains
- Misuse of equipment
A recent voluntary Class I product recall — defined by the FDA as one where a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause adverse health consequences or death — of 116 MINSTREL Patient Lifts resulted from mechanical problems, specifically:
- Detaching of the hanger bar that would cause a patient to fall to the ground
- A loose bolt causing foot pedal assembly to fall off the lift, making it unstable
Getting To The Facts. Fighting For Justice.
The first step in a malpractice claim involving a medical lift is identifying the responsible party. Did the staff member focus on the safety of the patient in using the lift properly? Was the lift improperly installed and/or poorly maintained? Did a defect exist in the design or manufacturing of the medical lift?
While our clients focus on recovering from injuries or grieving the death of a loved one, we attend to every detail in getting to the facts, maximizing compensation and fighting for justice.
Contact Us Today To Schedule A Free Consultation
If you have been seriously injured or someone close to you has died, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation. You will not pay any legal fees unless our firm helps you recover compensation.
You can call us at 803-250-6829 (Columbia) or 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach), or arrange an appointment online.