Medical Lift Injuries
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. From our office in Myrtle Beach , 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 800-648-2947 (Myrtle Beach), or arrange an appointment online.