Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri

Q: Hello, last night I drove my mother to the hospital due to an ankle injury. She broke her leg and ankle.

Hello, last night I drove my mother to the hospital due to an ankle injury. She broke her leg and ankle. The hospital put a cast on her leg. I was not able to go inside the hospital due to COVID. When she said she was coming out to leave she fell down inside the hospital breaking two ribs. Is the hospital at fault? Why didn’t they put her in a wheelchair and bring her out, instead they gave her crutches and let her leave.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your mother's ordeal. For the most meaningful answer to your question, it would be helpful to investigate the matter in greater detail, in terms of hospital policies, witness statements, communications between everyone in coordinating the discharge, etc. If you reached out to local attorneys, many would offer a free initial consult to discuss the matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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