In this week’s accident roundup: two pedestrians suffer serious injuries in two separate Philadelphia accidents, a construction worker is injured after falling through a floor on his job site, and a couple sues Chester County Hospital for negligence after the wife develops neurological injuries from delayed treatment.
Elderly Woman Critically Injured In Multi-Vehicle Accident
An elderly woman suffered critical injuries after being struck by a car in Northeast Philadelphia on July 27th. The 62-year old driver lost control of her car while driving eastbound on Grant Avenue. She struck two other cars traveling in the same direction before veering onto the sidewalk and striking the 89-year-old pedestrian.
The victim suffered injuries to her legs, arms, torso, and internal organs and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. She’s currently listed in critical condition. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. No other injuries were reported in the crash.
Construction Worker Injured In Fall In Center City Philadelphia
A construction worker was hospitalized after an accident in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 2nd. The accident occurred around 9:40 AM on the 200 block of South Broad Street. The man was working on the 16th story and fell through the floor into the 15th story. He was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was treated for a neck injury. He was listed in stable condition. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Suspect Arrested After Injuring Man In Hit-And-Run
A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck in a hit-and-run accident in the early hours of Sunday, July 30th in Center City Philadelphia. The driver struck the pedestrian at the intersection of Broad Street and Lombard Street before speeding away. A police officer spotted the vehicle nearby at 13th and Catherine Streets and arrested him.
The victim was treated at Hahnemann University Hospital for a head injury, bruises, and cuts.
Coatesville Couple Sues Chester County Hospital For Negligence
A Coatesville couple has filed a medical negligence lawsuit against Eric L. Parvis, M.D., care of Chester County Hospital Emergency Department; The Chester County Hospital, et al., alleging that medical professional negligence resulted in permanent injuries. Specifically, a delay in medical treatment may have resulted in permanent neurological injuries, including vision loss.
The plaintiff, Dawn L. McClure was turned away for a doctor’s appointment after showing up 15 minutes late. The office suggested that she go to CVS Urgent Care instead. After visiting Urgent Care, she was transferred to Chester County Hospital but was forced to wait for nearly four hours before receiving treatment. The lawsuit alleges that this waiting period directly resulted in here severe and permanent neurological damage.
The plaintiffs are seeking over $50,000 in damages plus interest and court costs.
Compensation Available For Preventable Injuries
Sometimes, life throws us unexpected curve balls and we end up with serious injuries, illnesses, or the preventable death of a loved one. While these tragic accidents may be unavoidable in certain circumstances, sometimes they’re the direct result of another person’s negligence. When this happens, it’s important that the negligent parties are held liable and that the victims receive the assistance they need for related damages.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one through a preventable accident, medical negligence, or another careless mistake, we can help you seek justice through the civil court system. A successful personal injury, wrongful death, or medical malpractice lawsuit can help your family recover the compensation you need for both economic and noneconomic damages, and hold the at-fault parties responsible for their negligence. To find out more, contact us today for a free consultation.