Woman says ambulance service responsible for her fall from stretcher

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 25, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A patient is suing Abbott Ambulance Inc., an emergency transport service provider, alleging that she was injured when she fell from a stretcher.

Glenda Gragg filed a complaint on June 12 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Abbott Ambulance alleging that the defendant failed to provide a safe means of transfer.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Nov. 28, 2016, she was placed upon a stretcher to be transported to her home from SSM Health-Saint Louis University Hospital when the stretcher tipped and flipped causing her to fall to the floor. Plaintiff sustained bruises and abrasions all over her body which caused her to suffer impairment of the ability to work and to enjoy life and suffer medical expenses. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly failed to properly maintain the stretcher in a reasonably safe condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of $25,000 and all further relief as this court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Theodore H. Hoffman and Steven M. Gelfman of Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC05903

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