What is our recourse if my grandmother was injured on transport to dialysis?
Question Details: My grandma was in transport on her way to her dialysis appointment and chairs fell on top of her legs. They cut her up and she was admitted into the hospital. Can we do anything about this?
IF the reason the chairs fell was due to someone's carelessness, your grandmother could sue for any medical costs (her out of pocket costs; not whatever insurance, etc. paid) she incurred as a result and, if she suffered some significant and long-lasting life impairment (typically months or longer), some amount for "pain and suffering." On the other hand if, as we hope, she is fundamentally ok and incurred little or nothing in the way of out of pocket costs, there is no point to going through the time, effort, and cost of a lawsuit.
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