$1,200,000 Settlement for Ambulance Accident
In this case, 54-year-old renal dialysis patient sustained injuries when the driver of a transport ambulance failed to secure his wheelchair to the floor of the vehicle. The wheelchair flipped over backwards causing Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP’s client to land on his back and to suffer compression fractures to two levels of his thoracic spine. The fractures became infected, necessitating spinal fusion surgery involving several levels of the thoracic spine. The surgery was complicated by a chronic, non-healing wound which remained open over two years after the surgery. This case was settled at Mediation with a retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge.