Negligent Handling of a Wheelchair Aggravated a Prior Back Injury
A previously disabled 53 year old woman was being transported by a medi-van to her oral surgeon’s office for dental care. Upon arriving at the dentist’s office the personnel wheeled her up a ramp, striking the wheelchair on the door jam. As a result, the client fell from the wheelchair, causing an aggravation of prior injuries to her already compromised low back. Her treating physicians testified that her condition had worsened, but that her overall health would not permit her to undergo surgery.